Episode 27: Storytelling and Comedy

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
— Philip Pullman
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
— Erma Bombeck

In this episode, we welcome guest Mike Jest to discuss how comedy and storytelling often work in conjunction with one another. We examine some of the basic forms of comedy, as well as the structure of several sitcoms. We also discuss variations on interweaving story-lines and some of the fundamental rules and tips in comedy. Finally, we look at comedy as a means of social and political satire.