Defining ComedyVeteran comedia Steve Kaplan takes us into the world of comedy to help us understand not only the art of funny, but also the art of being ourselves.
Defining ComedyDeveloped by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
ABOUT THIS LESSON
When you think about comedy, what comes to mind? Slapstick, jokes, laughing? Well, comedy is much deeper and is a reflection on who we are as humans. In this FilmTalk, accomplished comedian Steve Kaplan provides shocking insight into comedy and how it relates to the human condition.
- 29:36 video
- Q&A with Jason Tomaric
- Illustrated companion guide
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- What is comedy
- How to define "funny"
- How to approach comedy as an actor, director, or writer
- How comedy reflects truth and human nature
- The difference between comedy and drama