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Women In Comedy

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Every man wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.A sense of power is central to the creation of humour.The ability to joke about something simple is an underlying security of belief.Where The Boys Are. Romy and Michele’s High...

Comedy

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.We begin regardless by cutting into the frog. French philosopher Henri Bergson stated that the comic is strictly a human phenomenon. A landscape...

Sports Comedy

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sport is drama at its simplest and most compelling.Tin Cup. Heaven Can Wait. Happy Gilmore. Caddyshack. Space Jam. White Men Can’t Jump. Bull Durham. Slap Shot. Kingpin. BASEketball. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Whip it. The Bad News...

Transgression

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Natural Born Killers. Three Kings. American Psycho. Happiness. Man Bites Dog. Bonnie and Clyde. Springbreakers. Life is Beautiful. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. To Be or Not To Be. Obvious Child.What you can and cannot portray...

Comedy Subgenres

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter is devoted to subgenres that, whilst less popular than broad family or romantic comedies still earn their place at the comedy table and have their firm fans. These might be the comedies of independent writer/directors...

Mocking Society: Parody, Mockumentary and Satire

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A parodie, a parodie! To make it absurder than it was. Parody Parody is one of the easier forms of comedy, as it starts out with something in existence, that which we look on as stale. It is easy to laugh at the SF/Horror movies...

Introduction

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... some nations with a thriving comic tradition or production base only for reasons of space. In no way am I suggesting there are countries that are simply not funny, although there are, and they know who they are.Marc Blake. July 2015...

Writing The Comedy Script

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...What prompts us to action is desire; and desire has three forms – appetite, passion, wish.The twenty-first-century comedy writer is no longer restricted by international boundaries and, with easily available software, he or she can submit...

Christmas Comedy

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bad Santa. Home Alone. Gremlins. A Muppet Christmas Carol. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Love Actually. Arthur Christmas. Scrooged. Serendipity. The Holiday. Ernest Saves Christmas. Elf. The Santa Claus. Trading Places. The Shop...

Plotting and Comic Scenes

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... with plenty of laughs and character. The latter is what sells. A character put under great stress is the comic conceit. As with Blake Snyder’s ‘Save the Cat’ and Keith Giglio’s Writing the Comic Blockbuster, there are prescriptive beats and act...