Clemens [klem-uhnz]. n. United States writer and humorist
As part of the Videodame kickoff, I wrote 800 words about a single line in The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1, and what it means for a character, especially a player character, to really talk to herself and not the player.
There’s no shortage of dumb comedies. But you know, comedy, it’s got to be more than manipulation. For me, there has to be some point, some message. Frank Capra said a great thing. He said, ‘If you’re going to have the privilege of talking to people for two hours in the dark, you have to take it as a great responsibility.’ And I take it that way, whether it’s comedy or tragedy or anything. So I think there’s a responsible kind of comedy that enlightens us to some extent, makes us think, exposes real hypocrisy, or the real contradictions in society, and that’s useful. That’s valuable. That’s good comedy.