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Old 11-19-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question A funny idea

Have you ever thought of (or even tried) writing comedy sketches?
Is it altogether a different thing, do you think? A good market to get into?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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Hey Yeehi - that is interesting - I just worked with a BBC writer who got his start doing just that and worked on Not the Nine O'Clock News and shows like that. I'm trying to get him to do a guest blog for the Rouge Wave that speaks to this question - maybe I'll use your question as a reason to prod him!
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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I've written probably two hundred five-minute comedy bits for puppets (for an amateur group I'm with), and one comic half-hour radio play.

It's a hoot, especially when writing for kids. They don't know the jokes that were old in the age of vaudeville.

Dr. Scones: ...and they would grind them with a mortar and pestle.

Captain: Mortar? What's a mortar?

Dr. Scones: Why, nothing! What's a mortar with you?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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Oh! That would be a very good blog, La Femme Joyeuse. Please ask your friend
how many funny people it takes to screw in a lightbulb.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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I was just thinking about this. The Upright Citizens Brigade in NY runs a sketch writing class 4 times a year. I would maybe consider signing up for it, except I'm probably too old and would seem like the weird trying-too-hard-to-fit-in-guy.

I want to stress that the whole point of going would not be to learn how to write funny (you either can or you cant) but for the networking. Comedians tend to stick together and comedy is such a collaborative thing. The Daily Show and Colbert Report (among others) actively recruit from UCB.

Having said that, I write tons of sketches and would love to maybe film some and throw them up on You Tube.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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Oh! That would be a very good blog, La Femme Joyeuse. Please ask your friend
how many funny people it takes to screw in a lightbulb.
It takes a whole lot of funny people to screw a light bulb..

First one, the clever dick tells everybody that there is no such thing as a light bulb because they are really a lamp.. Bulbs grow in the garden in horse muck..

The second would hold the step ladder..

Third would foot the step ladder (Health and Safety here)

Forth would point out that the lamp is in fact a bayonet cap fitting and can't be screwed so in effect they're all screwed themselves.

Ffith would probably make a joke out of that..

Sixth would be a nosy onlooker.

Seventh would be the seventh son of a seventh son, who does nothing whatsoever because he is a Gypsy, he's a lazy son of a beeech who prattles on about how he is God's gift, he has a large whatsit in his pants and he is the light of the world..

Eight would say "you are reading the finest prepared post embedded within the highest possible grained electronic web HTML page guaranteed to fit comfortably in a browser of your choice and on your computer monitor. There is little or no offensive material apart from four cvnts, a clitoris and a foreskin and as you are past them now you are well clear.."

Nine would say "Oh, and don't forget the bulb..."

Ten............................. ahh, bollocks! Schmollocks!!

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:43 AM   #7
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There was an old woman from Ealing
Who had a peculiar feeling
She lay on her back
Opened her crack
and bla bla all over the ceiling..

There was an old man from Leeds
Who swallowed a packet of seeds
In less than an hour
His dick was a flower
And his ass a bundle of weeds.. Bum, Bum!!

Mary had a little lamb
She also had a bear
You often saw her little lamb
But never say her bare...

Mary had a little lamb
She couldn't stop it bleating
She took it down the garden path
And kicked it's fvckin teeth in!
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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Not the Nine O Clock News, inform him that he's a Living God La Femme J !

That particular show has the greatest of reputations over here. It was ground-breaking stuff. Everyone has their favourite sketch, I like, inter alia, Gerald, the talking Baboon/Ape with Society manners and a sketch where someone is trying to buy a new sound system, patronising counter staff etc, plays on technical terminology, the names of these sketches eludes me ...
Here's you go cool..

Not the Nine O'clock News - Gerald the Gorilla on YouTube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MpbMm0433I

Very funny sketch this.. MY other favorite is Pamela Anderson returning home from shopping, she enters the house, closes the front door and begins to climb the stairs. The husband (Mel Smith) notices her left breast is sticking out of her blouse and says, "Jesus, where're you been?" and he points to her exposed wobbling left tit.. She looks down to her semi-naked exposed chest and says "Oh, Christ, I've left the baby on the bus!" - Priceless!!!
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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Oh! That would be a very good blog, La Femme Joyeuse. Please ask your friend
how many funny people it takes to screw in a lightbulb.
Only two, and they have to be very small.

That's all that'll fit.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:07 PM   #10
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Mary had a little lamb
She couldn't stop it bleating
She took it down the garden path
And kicked it's fvckin teeth in!
Mary had a little lamb
She gave it castor oil
And every time it jumped the fence,
It fertilized the soil.
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