Surveying the Landscape of Comedy Today

Humor and comedy are hard skills to master, but they also have broad sociological impacts.

Two comedy performers and a symbolic microphone.

One of my biggest weaknesses as a writer has always been how I avoid really dedicating myself to learning humor. I watch sitcoms all the time, I appreciate the art of comedy, but I’ve never buckled down and really learned the practice for myself…



I’ve been a writer for years, but I always hide behind sci-fi and fantasy. As much as I appreciate comedy and humor, I’ve never committed myself to learning the art. Let’s see if I can manage to do it in grad school.

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Leigh Victoria Fisher, MS

Brooklyn-based writer and poet. Designer in NYC. Drinks books and loves coffee. Has an MS from NYU in Integrated Design & Media. Working on an MFA in Fiction.