French Comedy Analysis

Humour & sketchs comiques
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HOW TO WRITE COMEDY

Everyone knows dozens of sketches, and many want to write some.

We can write sketches in all genres, all styles, all tones.

You can do some spoofs, satires, caricatures.

You can use the ridicule, the absurd, theincongruous, surreal.

Humor can be logical, cerebral, political, poetic, sarcastic, wicked, good child, black, light, verbal, visual, sound, gestural, conceptual.

Yet, despite this infinite variety, comedy works are still a more or less complex mixture of a few basic materials: narration andspeech, storylines, characters and themes, paradoxes,contrasts, associations of Ideas

To write a good sketch is first and foremost to write a good story, and we all learn much by studying the masterpieces.

ANALYSIS OF WORKS OF HUMOR AND COMEDY SKITS

Our analyses shall consist of:

  • A detailed and summary commented humorous works and comedy skits, listing all the narrative effects and drama remarkable.
  • A comment about their intrigues and their mounts.
  • A comment about their characters and their roles actantiels and thematic.
  • A study of the parameters of the story : time, od, timelines, action.
  • A study of the themes related to the characters and storylines.
  • A study of genres, registers and colours used.
  • A study of focusing and views.

When one is comic author (s) and want to improve his technique of writing, analysis of famous skits and comedy works allows to extract the best and inspiration in his own creations.

Table of contents

Our analyses provide a detailed commentary of the following comic works:

Two ancestors

Stage and spectacle

Radio

Web

Television

Synthesis

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