Why comedies need to up their game:
This guy is amazing. Perfectly articulates my problems with modern comedies.
I haven’t been a fan of the comedies coming out lately. The “This Is The End"s, the "The Heat"s, the "Neighbors"s, but I’ve been saying it all wrong. The actors and comedians in these movies are very funny, but I’ve always felt insulted that they were some how phoning it in. That they were just funny people improvising funny conversations in front of cameras.
My favorite comedy is the kind that mixes wit, dialogue, and physical comedy with the unsuspected or misdirection. With film and cameras we have this beautiful gift of the frame that isn’t used often enough.
Lately, I’ve been rewatching Scrubs on Netflix (it’s one of my favorite shows ever) and after watching the above video, I now realize why. Scrubs uses the medium to it’s full ability. It’s also one of the reasons I like single-camera sitcoms worlds more than multi-camera sitcoms.
Watch this scene from Scrubs:
I love watching stuff like this, and even more so, I love knowing that I love watching stuff like this. Now I can bring it over to my work.
Never stop learning!