Tag Archive: humor

Aug 22

Breaking Comedy’s DNA: Review

I’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful. If you’re not sure who he is, Jerry is a comedy who worked the road for a …

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Mar 02

Sitcom Writing: Pilots and Specs

I’ve Never Written a Sitcom… Yet Please note, I am writing this not from experience of being a professional sitcom writer, but from the perspective of having read and researched a lot about it. Not claiming to be an expert by any means. Sure I’ve probably read more books, and websites on the subject than …

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Feb 24

The Sketch Comedy Writer’s Portfolio

Saturday Night Live Writer’s Packet info This is a follow-up to my previous post. So here’s a further breakdown of the comedy writing portfolios agents expect you to have. Bear in mind, I don’t have direct experience doing this myself… yet. This is just research that I’ve conducted and figured I’d share. Typically the sketch show …

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Feb 23

What Pro Comedy Writers Are Doing That You’re Not

Other than working and getting paid, I mean. Here in the U.S. comedy writers are expected to have certain calling cards in order to get work or get an agent, which don’t always go hand in hand. I’ve procrastinated on my own writing samples long enough. Admittedly it has been tough having a kid, and …

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Apr 14

America-phile – Life Across the Pond

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Hello, hey, bonjour, ciao… alright? I can’t believe that it’s been eight months since I’ve written a post on here. Wowsers trousers. A LOT has changed! As some of my friends and regular readers know in September 2009 I emigrated to the United States of America to marry my long term American girlfriend. I’m going …

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