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How Absurd Comedy Works

By | January 13, 2020

Excerpt from ‘The Cheeky Monkey – Writing Narrative Comedy’ [Currency Press]©Tim Ferguson Absurd humour mocks any detailed analysis. Typically, each absurd joke or scenario is a world unto itself and has few specifics in common with other jokes in the genre. But there are some general guidelines to the art. It’s arguable that all comedy […]

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Creating Comic Characters

By | November 15, 2019

Creating Comic Characters Comic characters work best when they are built from a simple base. Simplicity is the chief imperative, whether you’re inventing a character from the ground up, or applying new attributes to an ancient archetype. True, comic characters may present complex combinations of warring attributes, and comic delivery can range from the subtle […]

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