Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ON ACTING: Funny is What Funny Does

When you are preparing a character which you think is inherently funny, don't overlook the inherent part of that viewpoint. Inherent implies potential; that is, a character is potentially funny. They have the inherent capacity to be funny; but they are funny best IF AND WHEN...and this is the important part...the character is realized by their reaction to a situation. REACTIONS... reacting whether emotionally, facially or in dialogue "characteristically" to a situation (or to other people) is what makes characters truly and lastingly funny.


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