My Principles of ComedySo, it's been awhile since I've updated or giving any kind of writing tips on here. It's actually been a really long time since the latter, so I thought that I'd do something kind of like this. Now, this isn't a typical Writing Tips because this is more of a "my opinion" or "my formula" kind of thing, rather than the objective way of doing things. I wanted to write this down because I've been writing, or at least trying to write down some comedic work as of late.
They say that "comedy is subjective" but that's not entirely true. What you find funny is subjective, but there are actually established rules and such when it comes to comedy. There are objective timings to getting things right, and there are decidedly wrong ways to do a joke. So, here's the logic that I use when I write comedy - for my scripts, for my reviews, for just about everything.
Principle 1: Misdirection
This is the first principle because it is the most important. The key to comedy is "surpr