How to Make Your Comedy Believable – Part 2

Continuing from ‘How to make Your Comedy Believable – Part 1’ Drama faces a demanding imperative – it must mimic reality so the audience can suspend their disbelief. A dramatic film, for example, works best for its audience when they can submerge themselves into its world and experience the events and characters’ choices so they…

How to Make Your Comedy Believable – Part 1

No matter how outlandish comic stories become, they must nonetheless be ‘believable’. Given that a comic story could include, for example, an elephant juggler marrying his uncle to save the planet from a Tic-Tac invasion, the issue of believability may seem irrelevant. But the believability of any sitcom is based upon two criteria: Once a…