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Comedy Writing Tools: The Cut Gag

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One of our favourite comedy writing tools at Think Funny is the cut gag. This is where the laugh is created simply by cutting from one shot to another. This is a televisual incarnation of what is also known as a “reveal”.  Here are two brilliant examples from “Father Ted” by Mathews & Linehan and “I’m Alan Partridge” by Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham.