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LTUE 2018 Serious Look at Comedy

What is the difference between Humor and Comedy?

Inside the dog the workers control the means of production.

Everything is in some level funny. How can you make things funnier. Why is it funny and what other situations can you apply to it.

Recontextualization - Radical context shifts.

Cap rainbow course.

Don't try to be too funny.

Payload than pause - Take the funny bit and put it right before the next natural break.

Venn diagram beween Benign and a violation then it's funny. Risk is what makes it funny. Drag the benign space over into violation space.

Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams.

Categorizing good humor is hard.

Jim Gaffigan.

Forced congruence. Describe somthing in terms of something else forcing you to draw a connection between two different things. The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

Comedy is not science it's art.

Kevin Hart Spiderman Practice.

Comedy = Tragedy + Time Having a hang nail is tragedy but a man falling down a manhole and dying is funny.

Skip to the end of a comedy special and the jokes will be really offensive. Go back and watch the whole thing so that you get the setup.

You don't have to be funny to write funny.

You don't have to be funny in real life to write funny. Writing funny things and making people laugh are very different.

Patton Oswalt - Anihillation

For the first draft if it comes write it down.

Humor based on POV - First person humor is about character voice.

Shallan Davar is pretty funny.

The Martian is funny firt person. Terry Pratchet is third person. The Narrator is clever.

Steven Ericson Glen Cook

Military Epic Fantasy

The Black Company. Malazan book of the fallen.

The Shape of Water - Comedy and Horror

Reach Further - The first joke you think of is certainly not the best joke. You can always double down.

The humor code - book

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Rob Skidmore writes science fiction stories about being human. Raised in rural Western New York, he now lives with his beautiful wife in Utah. They have four kids whose initials spell HOME. By day he's a software engineer. By night he's exhausted. Every door in their basement is painted with a Disney-themed mural. His claim to fame is that he was an All-American and the 2004 New York state champion in the 400m hurdles in high school.

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