The Write to Laugh is a boutique production company specializing in creating humorous content and engaging storytelling experiences. We (meaning me) collaborate closely with brands to write, develop, and produce narrative content that is entertaining and humorous. From concept development to scriptwriting, production, and post-production, we handle every aspect of the process to ensure a seamless and engaging storytelling experience. With our unique blend of creativity, expertise, and a touch of wit, we aim to bring laughter and entertainment to the world.
In addition, we provide workshops where students and business leaders alike can develop their comedic writing abilities and storytelling techniques. We believe that humor is a powerful tool for fostering connections, cultivating leadership skills, and getting your first date on Tinder.*
*Ask us about rewriting your dating profile to get more...ahem...hits.
The class visit we received from Juliana Smith was a perfect blend of strong media analysis, critique and demonstration of "be about it" art...I highly recommend Ms. Smith as a guest speaker and that her work be incorporated into any number of courses related to media, history, art, etc.
DR. JARED A. BALL, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University.
This workshop was a wonderful part of our workshop series because it allowed exploration into telling stories through illustration. The exercises Jewels’ used allowed our youth to be comfortable with drawing and interpreting others drawings.
JAQUANDA M. VILLEGAS,
Co-Executive Director, Kuumba Lynx
High energy, great creative prompts, very entertaining and interactive! Thank you for sharing your experience and point of view and such great advice! Loved your work and the video examples. Also awesome to hear others as they formed their jokes. Lots of laughs and positivity!
Juliana "Jewels" Smith is a writer and educator whose work centers humor in issues of racial justice and gender equity. She is the creator and writer of (H)afrocentric Comic and short web series, Sasha and Condi. In 2016, Smith took home the Glyph Award for Best Writer for Volume 4 of her comic and won the 2018 Glyph Award for Best Comic Strip or Web Comic for (H)afrocentric.
Smith has given talks about the relationship between how comic books, politics, and humor can be a catalyst to address social justice issues at The Schomburg Center, Brown University, Studio Museum of Harlem, The Cooper Union, and more.
Smith is available for speaking engagements, fireside chats, live interviews, course development, brand partnerships, and creative consulting.