THINKING COMEDY: ADAM SANDLER

In the fifth of our series┬áThinking Comedy, film comedian Adam Sandler talks about the relationship between comedy and pain. I think that all comedy comes from pain. It has to. I know mine does. And for it to be really funny, the pain has to belong to someone else. This is what is called the … Continue reading “THINKING COMEDY: ADAM SANDLER”

THINKING COMEDY: JERRY SEINFELD

In the fourth of our series┬áThinking Comedy, film comedian Jerry Seinfeld talks about the importance of ‘observation’. People often say to me: what is the secret of your comedy Jerry? If you could put it in one word, what would it be? And I have to tell them, if I have to tell them in … Continue reading “THINKING COMEDY: JERRY SEINFELD”

THINKING COMEDY: MARLON WAYANS

In the third of our series┬áThinking Comedy, film comedian Marlon Wayans ruminates on the anxiety of influence in parody. My comedies have always been rooted in the tradition of parody and this is not something I’ve always been comfortable with. The etymological link between parody and parasite is enough to give me, having read a … Continue reading “THINKING COMEDY: MARLON WAYANS”