Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Comic Character - What is Funny?
Funny is not easy. I am at the point in my story where the 'funny guy' comes into play and I find myself stretched. I don't consider myself naturally funny. At all. How do you come up with witty retorts and comic dialogue when it doesn't come naturally? There is a fine line between funny and annoying or crass.
Also, since it is a character from another world, I know I need to be careful with any cultural references. He wouldn't be making any jokes about Charlie Sheen, obviously (not that I would ever do that anyway). So what is funny and how do you do it?
Any thoughts from my funny friends out there? I'll happily borrow your funny.