Tag Archives: comedy

How to be Funny

Four Key Elements of Humor* In Why Funny Matters we looked at the what of funny. Now let’s look at the how. First and foremost, comedy feeds on conflict, or at least the potential for conflict. It can be an … Continue reading

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How to be Funny

Why Funny Matters Whether you’re a writer, teacher, politician or mortician, this three-part series will help you be wittier–or I’ll refund every penny you’ve paid! My first career was about funny. I spent 13+ years in sketch comedy (Isaac Air … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Monster Runs Amuck! Notzilla has to be the longest gestating dinosaur egg in history! The year after I graduated from high school, my buddy Jeff and I (co-members of the band The Daily Planet) wrote a short draft for a … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Sunny Winter Movie Fests! Our feature film Notzilla is in the running for awards at two more festivals! The Florida Comedy Film Festival is one of America’s most prominent comedy movie fests. Which is sort of up our alley since … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

A New Batch of Kudos! More kudos have rolled in for our film Notzilla! Or, I don’t know, maybe they took an Uber (I’m not sure whether kudos can roll on their own). At any rate, they’ve arrived and our … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Monster Love! Our feature film comedy Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, has received two new honors! (Click on any image to enlarge, or to start slide show) First, we were chosen to preview exclusive scenes from the … Continue reading

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The Best Movies of 2018

Part One I’m a filmmaker, not a paid critic, so there are many movies I haven’t seen—notably, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, plus scads of non-English language films (which tend to be widely released in the U.S. after the awards season). … Continue reading

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