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Writing Exercises

Exaggerate to accumulate

Genre: All, Comedy, Film & TV & Radio

This is an exercise in what the comedian Stewart Lee calls “exaggerating for comic effect.” He was being ironic: we’re not. Just as a caricaturist or an impressionist makes someone funny by overstating the way they look or sound, so comedy-writing brings out the humour of a situation, a person, or a conversation ...

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