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How to Write Comedy sketches?
You must concentrate in personal situations...
October 11, 2014 at 11:23AM, Edited October 11, 11:23AM
Comedy is the hardest genre because it's subjective... most viewers respond the same to sudden scary intrusions to a scene or horrific conditions happening to the hero of the story, and we all can feel sorrow or tension from an emotional drama, but comedy is individual. Some people like toilet humor, others like dry sarcasm and wit. Keep your potential audience in mind as you write, and don't try to cross over between too many different types.
October 12, 2014 at 7:29AM
Some people find it helpful to think of comedy sketches like a "Twilight Zone" episode: there's a weird premise that is explored thoroughly, then given a surprising twist at the end.
As Ragüel said above, concentrate on the personal situations. Consider that the humour comes not so much from wackiness, but from the characters' reactions to that wackiness. Look at Abbott & Costello's classic "Who's On First?" sketch. The funny part is Lou's increasing frustration and over-the-top reactions to the increasing absurdity of the names.
July 20, 2015 at 10:57AM