January 22, 2020

Last time on Instead of Writing, we talked about the Bare-bones Sketch Challenge. To illustrate the type of sketch I was talking about, I present Uncle Kevin and the Garage Sale Bike. Here’s how it breaks down: 2 characters: Kevin (laid back) and Kenny (uptight) One setting: A parked car Objective: Provide five-year-old Joey with…

January 22, 2020

Don’t overcomplicate your comedy writing. On this episode of Instead of Writing, I’m trying to strip away all of the crutches and force you to have two characters hash it out. All writers have big ideas. I’ve just seen too many writers starting out in comedy allow those big ideas to block their progress toward…