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How to Write a Comedy Screenplay: A Guide to Writing A Comedic Screenplay That Will Make Audiences Laugh

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 4 min read

Audiences love to laugh and will remember laugh out loud funny lines of dialogue from movies for years to come. But writing comedy isn’t easy. A comedic screenplay has to have a strong premise, feature well-developed characters, and arrive at a lesson—all while entertaining an audience.