[Video]: Steve Kaplan Thinks You’re Funny


Off-beat comedy writing genius Steven Kaplan discusses the idiosyncracies of comedy writing, including the idea of a flawed non-hero undergoing a Hero’s Journey. Are drama and comedy distinct genres? Is comedy, as Robert McKee dismissively stated, the schtick that gets in the way of the drama? Or is it a unique perspective that makes human … Read more

Video: Steve Kaplan & RomCom

After attending Steve Kaplan’s RomCom seminar in Sydney earlier this year, I became an instant fan.

It’s my intention to interview him some time over the next few weeks and I thought the following video would be a nice warming-up exercise for this.

The video was recorded during a radio interview for ABC at the start of his Australia trip this year. If you’re interested in more after watching the video, be sure to check out the article Steve wrote on  The Hidden Tools Of Comedy.

Have fun!

With thanks to Louise Lee Mei.

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Screenwriting Expo – Day 1

Producer/scribe James Nicholas flew from Sydney to L.A. to attend the Screenwriting Expo. He generously reports back about his brush with the Gurus and any lesser Gods. Upon entering the convention centre, the air is filled with anticipation as the budding writers fill the smallish and rather cramped Wilshire Grand meeting area. One can’t help … Read more