spit takes

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...

Spit Takes: Don’t Be an A$$hole

After my first column, I got a lot of questions on how you can get your projects into development, and how you can get paid to write. I feel this is one of those first date conversations we have to get out of the way before we delve deeper into comedy writing and become...