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I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

Writing sketch comedy, as I learned during my one and only class on sketch comedy writing last summer, relies on establishing the “game” of the scene. That is, a pattern of behavior that breaks from the everyday and from which the humor flows — often to the point of absurdity. If you think about it, that pretty accurately describes the dating game too.   

Those two lessons collided for me one hot night last July. I was in a cramped room on the second floor of the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center on Sunset Boulevard for the aforementioned class. And I was attempting...

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