Sol Saks’ Ten Commandments of comedy writing

Sol Saks wrote a great book on comedy: Funny Business. Here are his Ten Commandments of Comedy Writing: Thou shalt be brief. Thou shalt be simple. Thou shalt be clear. Thou shalt be bold. Thou shalt be relevant. Thou shalt be recognizable. Thou shalt be controversial. Thou shalt be unpredictable. Thou shalt be original. Thou … More Sol Saks’ Ten Commandments of comedy writing

Tam’s World, episode 8

Episode 8 is out. Previously on Tam’s World: In episode 7, while Eyo hacked into the security system, Woolf spots Tam who was already plotting out an escape plan. Watch episode 8 on youtube  vimeo  . Enjoy! – The Cast and Crew of Tam’s World

Tam’s World, episode 6

Episode 6 is out. Previously on Tam’s World: In episode 5, Tam hid in the bathroom. Grekov accidentally shot Freeman, which caused Eyo, who’s allergic to violence, to faint. Watch episode 6 on youtube  vimeo  Enjoy! – The Cast and Crew of Tam’s World

Illustrated plot summary for the Get Smart episode, “The Ship of Spies”

The 2-part episode The Ship of Spies (Part 1, Part 2), written by Buck Henry and Leonard Stern, is one of my favorites. They won the Emmy award in June, 1967 for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy. The plot summaries are given, with screenshots, here: Part 1 and Part 2. Terrific, clever writing. Very funny … More Illustrated plot summary for the Get Smart episode, “The Ship of Spies”

Tam’s World episode 1

Episode 1 of the new comedy spy caper webseries is out on youtube: vimeo: Each episode (not including the credits) is about 3-5 minutes long. If you have 45 minutes to spare, watch them all at once here: Enjoy! – The Cast and Crew of Tam’s World

Quantum Insurance short

Quantum Insurance is a comedy short (14:20). Cast: Dan Kavanaugh: Ray, insurance agent Alicia Sweeney: Sigrid, a museum guide/insurance agent Liza Skinner: Grekov, hacker gang leader Jarrett Ervin: Chance Tyris Lee: Eyo, hacker gang member Andrew Nichols: Wolff, assassin for the hacker gang Pajvak Kiumarsi: Freydoon, a museum guard Nick Beschen: police officer Nick Brion … More Quantum Insurance short