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Thread: How much does logic matter if it's funny?

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    Hugger of Kittens
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    Aug 2013

    How much does logic matter if it's funny?

    If an idea is funny, does it matter if there are logic holes in it, or is it enough if it makes someone laugh? For example, character A seeks out character B with a question. B repeats the same unexpected, nonsensical answer for all questions. I'd start thinking that A will get horribly frustrated and try to extract a different answer, but how is that raising the stakes, which a good sketch writer is supposed to do? Does it matter why B says this thing over and over? Someone must've told A where B was, so why wasn't A warned about the silly answer? Maybe the answer means different things to different people, but must I address that, or is it unnecessary backstory for a 2-minute short? Does any of this even matter if the interaction is funny?
    Last edited by Tailcoat; 02-14-2015 at 11:15 AM.

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