Episode 257 – Make a slightly silly, silly, or very silly character

Today’s Topic –  Isit Kevin Phillips-Bong Not TarquinFin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel or MalcolmPeter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice)Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blowssqueaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northcott Edwards Harris (fires pistol,then ‘whoop’) Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert(sings) ‘We’ll keep a welcome in the’ (three shots) Williams If I Could WalkThat Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) ‘Raindrops KeepFalling On My Head’ Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) ‘Don’t Sleep In TheSubway’ Barton Mainwaring (hoot, ‘whoop’) Smith

Michael and Jeffery do something completely different and go into the development of characters for comedy relief.  Even in the most dramatic of storied comedy is needed to allow the readers or gamers to achieve the proper level of dramatic build up. 

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Podcast Show Flow

  1. Comedy vs Over-the top comedy vs Very Silly
  2. What do you want to get with a comedic character
  3. Keep in mind
    1. Timing
    1. Presentation
    1. Incongruity
    1. Attack what the user knows
  4. Basics comedy characters
    1. Ranter
    1. Fool / Jester
    1. Straight man (With a Comedian)
    1. Comedian
    1. Not Funny
    1. Stereotyped (Dumb Jock)
  5. Execution is everything, but remember
  6. Comedy Lives just beyond the land of Drama
  7. Over the top comedy is 10x
  8. Very silly is 100x
  9. Prepare for lots of extra rewrites
  10. And remember it is good to be the king

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus- Election Night Special

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