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When you think about comedy, what comes to mind?  Slapstick, jokes, laughing?  Well, comedy is much deeper and is a reflection on who we are as humans. In this FilmTalk, accomplished comedian Steve Kaplan provides shocking insight into comedy and how it relates to the human condition.


  • 29:36 video
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • What is comedy
  • How to define "funny"
  • How to approach comedy as an actor, director, or writer
  • How comedy reflects truth and human nature
  • The difference between comedy and drama
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