We have already talked about the idea, some character basics, character archetypes, and finding the humor with a journalistic approach.
One of the other techniques for finding humor has to do with illogical comparisons. The gist is if you connect your topic with other random topics. The surprise can be funny.
Choose your topic
Choose three consonants
Choose a person or occupation that starts with the first letter
Choose a food that starts with second letter
Choose an inanimate object that starts with the third letter
List similarities between your topic and the three items
A skeleton/Barista both
A skeleton/Potato both
This is subconscious fodder for the story.
What do you do to prod your subconscious?