How Does A Comedy Writer Know They Are Writing Something Funny? by Todd Berger

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Film Courage: We had this comment come in from [Youtube subscriber] Milli Purpose “How do you know people will laugh or share the same humor as you?”: 

Todd Berger, Co-Writer of The Happytime Murders: I mean you never know when people are going to find funny what you find funny. And you never know when they’re going to laugh at what you laugh at. But sometimes I don’t care. To me I’m just trying to do something that I think is funny and I hope (with fingers crossed) that other people are going to find it funny, too. There are certain jobs I’ll take where like if I’m going to write a kids movie, I think…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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No Sesame. All Street.  THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
Directed Brian Henson, Screenplay by Todd Berger, Story by Todd Berger & Dee Austin Robertson, Produced By Brian Henson, Jeff Hayes, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Casting includes Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks.





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