Writing tips from a pro

How to write great comedy scripts — by Men Behaving Badly’s Simon Nye

From Bluffers.com

“An iconic comedy character is often about wish-fulfilment. You as a viewer want to be that person, saying those outrageous things or having those great friends.”

“If you wait to feel funny, you could be in for a long wait. There is a ‘zone’ of total concentration, but it’s really hard to find. I’m afraid it’s really down to grafting away until solace or inspiration comes from coming up with one joke or dramatic moment that you’re really happy with.”

“With sitcoms, sheer density of good jokes has to be the most important comedy technique.”

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