Sometimes, I think I am missing a few genes, including those for comedy appreciation. When taking this comedy test (or test 2, test 3, or test 4) posted by Ken Levine (who wrote for MASH, Cheers, Frasier and more), I was mostly straight-faced.
I guess, I’m just a drama queen…which makes it curious that I suddenly want to write a comedy piece. There’s an NPR contest and I thought: telling a decent story in 600 words isn’t enough of a challenge, let’s make it funny, too! Given the opening and closing lines writers must use, the obvious genre choice is horror. I’m worse at that than at being funny.
Any comedy tips or warm-ups for those of us in the JV squad?