Episode 87 - Contemporary Comedy

06.17.2020 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

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In this episode, the two Matts sell a high-tech device that manipulates space-time beyond anything a writer should be allowed to handle, deal with one of our co-hosts' tipsy state, woe about technical difficulties with one of our video game consoles, and talk about comedy in a contemporary setting in the first of our set about stories said in the modern, real-life, non-magical-or-sci-fi world. What makes stories "contemporary" anyway? What works in contemporary comedy? How can one avoid making the comedy seem dated? How cute is Matt David's bearded baby face? We discuss it all, with the sharpest wit expected for a show with "wit" in the title, and talk about Friends, Modern Family, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Heroes for some reason. Want to further support the show? Sign up to our Patreon for exclusive bonus content here. If you have any feedback or questions for our hosts, you can email us at [email protected] Also, you can purchase Matt Donald's book "Megazoic" on Amazon by clicking here, its sequel "Megazoic: The Primeval Power" by clicking here, its third installment "Megazoic: The Hunted Ones" by clicking here, or its final installment "Megazoic: An Era's End" by clicking here. If you'd like, of course. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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