Master Class in Comedy



As I told a friend last night, this is shaping up to be a ‘burn out’ summer for me.  The script for Lady is progressing nicely, there’s a grant I think I can pull off to finance Angel (wouldn’t that be nice?); now there’s a new opportunity on the horizon which meant today was spent writing another of my long gestating ideas into a one off webisode; for things I don’t write I’m helping one of my LA fam put his short together, and there’s a ‘dream project’ that of course I can’t go into detail about at this moment, but I may start doing some ‘ghost’ work on that this week.

This guy is not lacking for opportunity to express himself creatively right now.

As I’m in full scale comedy mode right now, let’s start the week with a 1st ballot Hall of Famer from one of my favorite comedies of all time.  I remember like it was yesterday, literally being on the floor laughing for 5 minutes when the punchline of this scene kicked in.  So, if you’d like to learn:

1. How to use music to set up your joke (or scene in general),

2. How to slow build your setup,

3. How having too many resources may be restricting you from the most clever ideas,

4. How to just be completely silly,

I present Exhibit A.

Have a good week!


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