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  • wordhurler
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    I visited the web site, and I still don't know who ComedyScriptDoc is or what he's done. I don't understand the secrecy, but I can't imagine even considering paying him (or is it her?) $650 to look at my script when I don't know his/her name or his/her credits....

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  • CRASH
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    You would think evaluating scripts at $650 a pop he could afford a better website.

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  • ComedyScriptDoc
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    I'm actually very open about who I am, and what I've done. Please see my website at www.comedyscriptdoc.com or, email me directly, if you have any additional questions, as I do not check this board regularly.

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  • fwuffykosak
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    CSD is very forward with the rates charged, however.

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  • wordhurler
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    "I'd also be happy to answer any questions."

    Except, apparently, questions about who you are and what your credits and references might be. (See the Services thread....)

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  • ComedyScriptDoc
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    As a professional, working, comedy writer, let me offer you this... it's all in the concept. You MUST have a funny story, a funny concept of an idea, on which to hang everything else. The story is what is going to move your screenplay forward-- not the jokes, not the site-gags, not the silly characters. Make the premise funny, and visual, and high concept, and everything else will fall into place. www.comedyscriptdoc.com

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  • Ric Clint
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    Good point, DenV!

    Physical comedy does travel much better than cerebral comedy!

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  • fwuffykosak
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    I'm having a bad Jerry Lewis flashback here...

    3 Stooges require no universal translator... (groan)

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  • DenV
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    On akRichie's point, a recent study by the studios (not sure where I saw this) showed that physical comedy travels much better than cerebral comedy. Non-English speakers get the not-so-subtle antics of Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. More cerebral humor like Rushmore is more difficult to sell outside of the USA. And as foreign box offices are starting to outweigh local, this is something that might be relevant.

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  • akaRichie
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    lol just let that creativity flow.

    on a serious comedic note...

    one could delve deeper into this. Not only Cultural differences but different generations have different tastes in comedy. And deeper still, social classes as well. Something to ponder.

    I do agree with most of the other posts. Surprise is a common factor that's a gain factor for the laugh-o-meter.

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  • akaRichie
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    I noticed that the Brits and Japanese had the most laughs at two commercial festivals I went to. An audience made up of Canucks.

    I can say that Canuckle heads find humor laughing at themselves as opposed to the Germans laughing at others.

    Never touch the bran. I'm naturally full of it.

    Who came up with All Bran anyway? The same mastermind who invented Puffed Wheat. (nightmares from my childhood)


    LITTLE RICHIE

    Gee Mom, all this Puffed Wheat and
    all the homemade, sugarless, Jam I
    want to put on it?

    RICHIE'S MOM

    Stop whining and mix the
    powdered milk!

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  • wordhurler
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    Well, I think my London friend's from Bath, originally. I don't know if that makes him cockney or not.

    I have to say I'm just as comfortable amongst the cockneys, drongos, and bowery boys (do we still have those?) as among other college fellas....

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  • fwuffykosak
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    Of course. We have Bowery Boys from The Bronx, they have Cockneys. Aussies have drongos that though Paul Hogan was funny for long enough to get him the Croc Dundee gig. Somewhere in Sweden there's probably some guy making Viking poop jokes. But none the less...

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  • wordhurler
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    Well, for what it's worth, one of the crudest senses of humor I've encountered belongs to a dude I know from London. His sense of humor suggests there are pockets of England where flatulence is considered hilarious -- and tame, even. And a joke about the Magna Carta would probably zoom right over his head.

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  • fwuffykosak
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    Considering how well Ritchie writes, many might want to get in on that muffin action...

    To answer the question, I've found that erudite gags RE history (the signing of the Magna Carta, etc.) go over well in Britain but barely raise a giggle here, while the gutbuster impressario fullisades (like Chris Rock speaking on Ghetto-isms) barely raises a polite chortle overseas.

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