Tag Archive | rehearsal

How to Get a Laugh

Here’s is a really simple way to get a laugh in almost any scenario… on stage, film or animation. I am going to call this technique a “transition”. So how does it work? There are 3 simple stages. Part 1: Be Emotional! Reacting to something with a clear emotion will really help a gag work. […]

Performer Analysis: Larry Griswold

Thanks to Tim Eagle, aka Skinny Bean for this clip. This isn’t just a presentation of great acrobatic skill, it is also a perfect example of how repetition in front of a live audience generates wonderful comic detail. Larry Griswold’s sharp fumbles and pacey pratfalls are the result of years of adding new ideas and […]