comedy writing

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: 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...