Thursday, March 1, 2012

Serious Comedy Criticism at TheSpitTake.com

Serious comedy criticism at www.TheSpitTake.com
For people on here who know me from writing about comedy, I have a new gig writing for a new site, officially launched this week, called TheSpitTake.com. It is a bit of a departure for me. Most of my time writing about comedy has been spent writing profiles and news bits. This site is devoted purely to criticism. Some of you have actually asked me to be more opinionated in my writing. This is where that will happen.

It has taken some getting used to, as I have written several reviews up on the site already. I don't particularly love the idea of writing negatively about comedy, but where I see problems or something negative, I will now be obligated to say something. I try to make every effort to look at something from every angle before I comment, and to make sure my criticism is fair. But if there's a more subjective artform than comedy, I have yet to see it. To some, it might not seem like a big deal, but I feel sometimes I have had to take a deep breath and dive in.

I am really hoping this site is successful. I'm putting as much of myself into it as possible. And I'm hoping all my comedy nerd friends and acquaintances will tune in and enjoy it. There are a lot of people on this site who are serious about developing comedy criticism. It's a worthwhile effort. 

So here it is. Enjoy. And if you like it, spread the word. Thanks in advance.

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