Comedy writing isn't pretty. Like making sausage, it's a process with an end product that is up to the taste of the audience to appreciate. Walking the fine edge of a razor doesn't even begin to describe it. It takes grueling hours to labor over a line that might take a few seconds to deliver while other jokes come at the spur of the moment. Creativity is a muscle and must be exercised meaning good ideas don't necessarily come easily.
Stephen Bargatze and Rick Merrill are well-known in the international magic community as comedy magicians. David Corsaro has been the longtime producer of "Time To Be Awesome" video blog. This blog features video interviews with some of the most awesome magicians in the land who talk about their magic and roads to success.
Together these three magicians create a one-time-only comedy skit that is featured as the closing act at the annual Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic (F.F.F.F.) convention. Steve and Rick combine physical and cerebral humor that entertains the audience and leaves the attendees talking about their act for the next year.
If you enjoy this podcast, then you will love The Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane. This podcast was recommended to me by Eric Dittleman and I want to recommend it to you. It is hosted by a well-known improv teacher, Jimmy Carrane, who interviews some of the icons in the world of improvisational comedy. It is a fascinating podcast that delves into the comedy writing process in each episode. You can visit the website at http://jimmycarrane.com/improv-nerd-podcast/ or search for it in iTunes or your favorite podcast catching app.
In this podcast, Stephen Bargatze, Rick Merrill and David Corsaro go on the record with a "tell all" about their creative process and how they came together and work together. They talk about molding ideas, structuring the jokes, trying to appeal to the audience's appreciation of their brand of humor, "hits and misses", brainstorming, working in comedy clubs, improvisation, and more.
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