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Larry David’s Creative Process Breakdown

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 finally premiered a few weeks ago. So, this might be a good time to look closer at insane genius of Larry David. This video will attempt to breakdown Larry David’s creative process from the writing stage, to shooting, and finally to editing, and hopefully provide …

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Where to Find Visual Comedy

This is a great 10 minute video analysing Jacques Tati, a master of visual comedy. It explains how the simplest things can be the funniest with intelligent use of props, sound and observation. If you watch a lot of film essays, then you’ve probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is …

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What Key & Peele Teach Us About Comedy

Wisecrack have deconstructed what makes Key and Peele’s sketches so funny. Comedy creators will find some inspiration here, particularly in the idea of looking for humour in everyday human behaviour, and how to translate that into great comedy. If you’ve never heard of Key & Peele then are you even …

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A Louis CK Joke Broken Down

The Nerdwriter deconstructs a short Louis CK joke.  Louis CK is widely regarded as one of the best stand ups around today. This excellent video by ‘The Nerdwriter’ gets to the heart of his craft, focussing on the value of each word and action. Nothing is wasted. It all adds …

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How To Be Funny With Tina Fey

If anyone know’s how to be funny it’s Tina Fey. The comedy genius behind Mean Girls, 30 Rock and Sisters. Watch her masterclass and discover how to make someone laugh in 5 seconds, and the ultimate do’s and don’ts when it comes to nailing timing, punchlines and props.

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Comedy Tips: Simon Pegg On Writing Hot Fuzz

If you’ve ever thought about writing a comedy here is an insight into how the process works.  Here is Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright talking about writing Hot Fuzz. They discuss brainstorming, avoiding distractions and the power of the flip chart. This is a great insight into their creative process, and …

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Comedy Tip: How Louis CK Tells A Joke

The Nerdwriter is a weekly video essay series that puts ideas to work. In this episode he talks us through the technique in which Louis CK creates and performs his jokes. The video goes through one of his jokes about monopoly beat by beat and explores how the comedian constructs …

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