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If you’re going to write a funny script, try to not make it too blatant. Comedy rarely works when you hit the audience smack bang in the face. Subtle humour (as long as it’s not too subtle) usually works better, especially if the audience gets to work out the humourous bits for themselves, rather than having the humourous bits patronisingly set out for them bit by bit. Needless swearing by a character is not humour; however, an appropriately placed expletive (such as in a black comedy just after someone sees their house blow up) can be good.

It’s important to test the humour on a few different audiences. Different people laugh at different things. Find out which things everyone laughs at and keep them; ditch the things that don’t draw much of a response.