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Comedy Writing (and Wronging) – A Panel Discussion, Monday June 26 in LA
Covering multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level for TV, film or prose.
TV + Comedy = Brent Forrester
If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading
The ultimate writer’s resource just got realer! Kickstarting this month: “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer”
The Compendium’s Kickstarter campaign is Popular in Publishing and Staff Pick at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060921494/millers-compendium-a-comprehensive-writers-referen The campaign ends July 10, but don’t wait! – Pre-order the book today – Consider buying an … Continue reading
13 or 14 Reasons to Take Your Writing Onstage
After producing hundreds of comedy and spoken word shows and coaching other writers on their material and performance, I went onstage a few times last year to do it myself. … Continue reading
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The Shaula Evans Comedy Punch-Up Method (from the Blacklist)
The Shaula Evans Comedy Punch-Up Method 1. Comedy needs a story spine to hang on. Fix up structural, character, and plot problems before you start your punch up. (See also: … Continue reading
Space Talk: What Astronauts Can Teach You About Writing Dialog
Thanks to 101books for this funny post on what the astronauts can teach us about writing dialog. 101 Books doesn’t specify, but I’d say this excellent snippet of dialog can … Continue reading
Seth Speaks: Family Guy Creator, Oscar Host & Mega-Mogul Seth MacFarlane On Breaking Into the TV Business
Seth MacFarlane talks about getting started in the business, what he looks for in a spec script and the original pilot for “Family Guy” in this exclusive interview for The … Continue reading
7 Elements of a Good Comedy Rant
“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way … Continue reading
9 Rules For Being Funny From “Inside Comedy”
Failure Is The Only Option Get Personal Figure Out What Works–Then Change It Look Back to Move Forward Being Liked Is Overrated Work the Silence Misery Loves Comedy Listen Up … Continue reading