Quotes: David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Posted on 27 July 2012

A sketch needs a premise, a core funny idea that is its reason to exist. As soon as a sketch begins, the audience looks for this premise and it needs to be apparent. Presenting a character? Make sure the funny thing about them is expressed early. Taking the piss out of some element of modern life? Present it at the beginning and quickly undermine it.

From “Writing Sketches”, The Guardian

David Mitchell & Robert Webb, actors, comedians, writers

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