Spit Takes by Stephany Folsom

A “Spit-take” is a comic technique in which someone spits a beverage out of his or her mouth when he or she reacts to a statement. “Spit-Takes” is where TV, film and web writer Stephany Folsom shares how to navigate the funny business of comedy writing. She uses a lot of naughty language, and can most likely be found making up stuff for a living in Los Angeles.

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Spit Takes: Writing Short and Funny for the Internet

Given that I’ve written material for some of the biggest players on the Internet, I’d like to impart some advice on what it takes to write a successful web video. Keep in mind that I’m not talking about writing a web series. I’m talking about writing those short videos you see on YouTube, Funny...


Spit Takes: Quick Look at Writing & Selling a TV Pilot

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! It’s that time of year again, from the beginning of summer to the start of fall, when the networks decide whether or not they are going to buy the pilot you wrote. It’s the start of television development season, so it seems like the...


Spit Takes: Be A Sadistic Bastard (In Your Comedy Writing)

Comedy writers get so caught up in getting their jokes right, they often forget the most important ingredient in comedy writing. It’s not laughter. It’s not love. It’s pain. One of my favorite quotes from Mel Brooks is, “Tragedy is when you cut your finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer...