Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Secret of Comedy #2

Today I continue our lesson on comedy. The second method to elicit laughter is:

Pop Culture References

This is an easy one. The important thing here is to know your audience and then just constantly make reference to things they like. It doesn't at all have to be done in a funny or satirical way, just the reference alone is now considered comedy. People see/hear this reference to pop culture people/things/quotes and they say, "hey I know that! hahahahahaha!". Evidentially, the older the reference, the funnier it is. For examples see The Family Guy, Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg.

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