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Fun with Blackouts

Fun with Blackouts

For those of you who are not screenwriters or sketch comedy writers, a “Blackout” is the way a scene or sketch can end, by quickly turning out the lights (or just cutting to a black screen in editing). It is also used to describe a very short sketch with a quick comedic payoff.  It’s kind of like a scene with a guy slipping on a banana peel – quick, fast, funny, and then weeks of back surgery later.  But we…

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