Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big snow

I actually read a book once....I was looking for a text book of sorts about how to write comedy
 or humor called COMEDY WRITING SECRETS by Melvin Helitzer.  He was a writer for several old time
 TV sitcoms including " The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," the show where Bob Denver played Maynard G Krebs.  Yes, boys and girls there is a science or art of writing comedy.  There are several formulas
 pertaining to what is seen as funny: misdirection, the threes, the reverse, the double entendres,
 incongruity, and pertaining to this cartoon: The Understatement.

BTW the only other book I have ever found pertaining to learning to write funny stuff was written by Steve Allen and it is not very funny.

Now if I could learn how to draw a snow flake it would have been perfect.

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