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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Volume 3 Available Monday
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 1/1/2006 10:01:30 PM  

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Joan wrote:
> I have one question Joe. Have you ever written for/or any comedy
> shows? I love your sense of humor.
>
>

Probably the closest I've come is the animated series The Real
Ghostbusters, which had a rather substantial amount of humor to it.
But for sitcoms...no, never done it, never really had that much
interest in it because I don't find a lot of them very funny. I think
that without laugh tracks, a lot of those folks would be out of
business. They're too self-aware, too self-consciously funny...granted
there are exceptions, but I've almost given up watching sitcoms for the
most part. (On the other hand, if I come across a rerun of the Dick
Van Dyke show, or Fawlty Towers, I'm there...it's just never-endingly
funny.)

On the flip side, however, on my own shortcomings...I cannot write or
tell a joke to save my life. I kind of look at things funny, and I can
express something in a way that sometimes gets a laugh...but to write
an actual joke is just about impossible for me.

jms

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