Friday, 11 March 2016

Running Gag Part III

Our last lesson in comedy and the running gag covers the rule of thirds. Not only can it be used in story telling, design or photography composition, it can also come in handy when telling a running gag. Get out while you're ahead. The second time you do it you establish it as a runner, the third time you do it you give them the pay off. Try and tell the joke a forth time and your audience are expecting it too much and have gotten bored of it, after three you've left them wanting more. This is also when you change the gag up enough to conclude it's little mini story and throw a curve ball at your audiences expectations from the last two parts.

Of course, the rule of thirds means part III must be my last lesson to you all. We will return to our normal programming next week.

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