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Notes from Real People — Conversations with a Legit Standup & SNL Assistant

THE ALUMNI CONNECTION This past weekend is the hallowed Johns Hopkins tradition of Alumni Weekend. Using the magic of email and bribery the Black and Blue Jay was able to get two LEGIT alumni to stop by and chat with … Continue reading

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‘Writing a Masterpiece’ — My Experience Rewriting AIRPLANE! (pt. 1)

A WEEKEND PROJECT As per usual, I was perusing Reddit this past week when I had a moment of inspiration. I’ve mentioned before the story (perhaps apocryphal) that Hunter S. Thompson rewrote the entirety of Great Gatsby, word for word, … Continue reading

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The Open Mic Diaries — Lessons from My First Experiences in Standup

The Bug Whenever I start learning about something new, one phrase always pops up from the veterans: ‘catching the bug.’ Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself saying the same thing about standup. It’s fucking exhilarating. For … Continue reading

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Monkey See, Monkey Do — Ape the Greats to Build Your Skills

REDDIT INSPIRATION I recently saw a reddit post that really struck me. The user had talked about some of his issues in structuring screenplays, and he had a surprisingly simple yet surprisingly brilliant idea. He went through the Terminator script, … Continue reading

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Class is Back at Community

ATTENTION GREENDALE My favorite sitcom is back in force for a digitally distributed (and eleventh-hour resurrected) sixth season. That’s right, Community is back on the airwaves. Or fiberoptic cables, I suppose. Now released weekly on Yahoo! Screen, Community’s newest season … Continue reading

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AMATEUR THEORY – Comedy is Synonyms

THE THEORY Alright, so comedy is more than just wordplay. In fact, my other amateur formulation of the hahas is that comedy is insight phrased in unexpected ways. But that’s a postulate for a different post, ya dig? Today I … Continue reading

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Momentous Momentum — Keep the System Running

A LONG BREAK It’s currently the middle of my Spring Break, and besides a killer sunburn on my shoulders I’ve also acquired a bit of self-knowledge: that routine is a super important part of my creative process, and neglecting it … Continue reading

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