interv. w/ brent forrester, writer on “the office”

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm

From Vanity Fair: Here’s Brent Forrester, a writer on “The Office.” Silly for sure isn’t funny, though Jim putting staplers in Jello early on and watching where the DVD logo will bounce on the TV is pretty silly. I think the difference there is the actors play it straight not waiting for the laugh track like on a CBS comedy.
The best: “There’s not always humor in tragedy. The truth is, some stuff is just too tragic, and it’s not even appropriate to be laughing at. But stuff that’s a little bit difficult—that’s where humor really lies.”

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