Comedy is hard

I’ve heard that many times from people. Some say doing drama is easier. Well I don’t really know. To that end, I’m reading my first book on comedy writing that I checked out from the library. Here’s what the author has to say about humor:

Humor is playful incongruity that contains a tension between two levels of meaning followed by a clash of sufficient complexity that surprises and delights and that leads to a resolution of that meaning.”

What’s so hard about that?

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