writing comedy

How to Structure a Feature Comedy Film That Sells

Comedy and the Kitchen Sink: The Art of Writing Comedy

By Jonathan Kesselman A few months back I had a conversation with an actor about a film we had done together. He brought up the fact that there were certain kinds of jokes in my writing that he personally liked much less than others. Specifically, he argued that whenever my comedy strayed...

Dialing Up the Darkness

In our book, Show Me The Funny: At The Writers Table With Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers we asked twenty-seven comedy writers to take a generic premise we created and develop it. We told them there were no limits, no rules and no boundaries. We worried that they would duplicate each other…it’d...