How would your character react when put on the spot and asked to participate in something that would be funny but that would be done partially or largely at his expense? If you’re a non-fiction writer, how would you react to such a thing? Or how have you reacted to such a thing in the past?
Come up with a scenario and play it out on paper to explore your or your character’s reactions, emotions, and actions.
This exercise was inspired by the video of Brad Sherwood, Colin Mochrie, and Karl Rove rapping at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: