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The Comic Hero’s Journey Sneak Preview!

The Comic Hero’s Journey Sneak Preview!

Hi All, I'm excited to announce the upcoming publication of my new book, The Comic Hero's Journey: Serious Story Structure for Fabulously Funny Films. The book will be published sometime this fall, but I'd love for you to get a special sneak preview. So here is an...

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New Film Courage Series – The Comic Hero’s Journey

New Film Courage Series – The Comic Hero’s Journey

Film Courage recently released a new series I did with them about The Comic Hero's Journey. The first two videos are out now, with more to come. Hope you enjoy! Here's the introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0CtkK3MPe0 And here's the second video:...

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My 10 Favourite British Comedy Films

My 10 Favourite British Comedy Films

To celebrate my UK workshops, here's an article I wrote for the British Comedy Guide. You can view the original article HERE. My 10 Favourite British Comedy Films I'm often asked, "What's your favourite British comedy?" That's an almost impossible question to answer....

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AFI’s 100 Laughs: #98 – The Court Jester

Starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, and Basil Rathbone at his most villianous, with songs by Kaye’s wife Sylvia Fine and Sammy Cahn, and co-written, co-directed and co-produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, this movie is still the delight it was...

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AFI’s 100 Laughs: #100 – Good Morning Vietnam

I’ve decided, for no other reason than it’s there, to screen, or in most cases, to re-screen all 100 movies on AFI’s 100 Laughs list and to report back to you, faithful readers, on how the movie has stood the test of time. Or the test of my own set of preconceived...

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“Any particular tips for approaching sketch writing?
In particular, any advice for coming up with strong endings?

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