The Comic Hero’s Journey

We’ve all heard about the Hero’s Journey, thanks to Joseph Campbell and Chris Vogler. If you’ve seen Star Wars, you’ve seen a good example of the Hero’s Journey dramatized—a young man who has greatness within gets a call to go on an adventure. After first “refusing...
The Hidden Tools of Comedy

The Hidden Tools of Comedy

Let’s start off with a test. A Comedy Perception Test, to see if we’re perceiving comedy with 20-20 vision. Below are seven sentences, seven word?pictures.  They don’t mean anything other than what they are. There’s no back story. Read them carefully. A.  Man slipping...