I never realized how hard it is to be funny up until I was taking this screenwriting class. I'm a naturally funny person (I don't think so, I've just been told this) and having to come up with one joke on every page of a 50 page script for a sitcom is the hardest thing ever. There are some jokes that I do on purpose that are funny, others that I throw in because I can't think of anything else that seem to be funny, and others that I throw in when I can't think of anything else and they're duds.
Having read a bunch of scripts throughout this class and now understand how many times you have to revise something or change jokes until it's guaranteed a laugh is difficult. We even had to take a couple scenes from 30 Rock today and use those to write in our own jokes and it's a lot harder than you would think it is. How would you change 'sports are stupid, being an athlete is easy' into a joke every few lines until the scene ends?
Though our teacher did say the jokes we came up with, she thinks, are better than the ones that are actually in the episode. Ego boosting sure, but I'm not sure if that's exactly true. I'm panning on sharing my script to an episode of 2 Broke Girls when I'm done with it (about sometime tomorrow night) and I'm actually really excited for it. It was fun to do and I absolutely love the show now. Though I don't think that it's all funny. But having the first experience of writing for a sitcom has really helped me and expand my ways of writing different genres.
Plus, I could use it as a writing sample if I ever need to.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.