Norma Safford Vela and Russ Woody define the sitcom form and detail the essential ingredients of a good sitcom. A undamental ingredient, they agree, is emotional truth and honesty.
Three of America's most experienced sitcom writers and producers provide an in-depth course in the theory and practice of comedy writing, various aspects of situation comedy and provide valuable insights into the writing and production process. Featuring producer/creator Norma Safford Vela (Roseanne, Designing Women) writer and lecturer John Vorhaus (The Wonder Years, Married With Children) and writer/producer Russ Woody (Murphy Brown, Slap Maxwell) as they explore every aspect of the sitcom craft. In addition, they provide a detailed guide to successful collaboration with agents, producers and networks. This series is valuable for anyone writing comedy and absolutely essential for writers attempting the highly structured and demanding sitcom form.