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The Comedy Channel: A Place About Writing Comedy and the Inspiration to Laugh

Welcome to the Comedy Channel!

This is a central location for all articles that discuss the inner workings of writing comedy and inspired ways to come about it. I have a strong background in improvisational and sketch comedy and as a result I will be analyzing how the lessons learned in those fields can help make you a stronger creative writer.

Interested in being funny? Here is a simple three-step process to learning the definition of comedy. 

For an analytical view of two different sketch comedy groups from the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival take a look at this article. I took in five days of the eight day festival, and I will be posting three more analytical reviews that will show how you can apply the work of each group to your own work.

For a bit on clowning and the art of silent comedy, check out my thoughts on the group Ten West.

To continue the Sketchfest series, here is an article about the beginning and the end of the road for a comedy group.

Some of the greatest comics of all time made their starts with controversial material. Here are some good ideas for infusing your material with edgy comedy. 

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.

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