Story – Robert McKee's Creative Storytelling Magazine Issue 005 – Drew Carey - Page 68

MCKEE INTERVIEWS DREW CAREY stand-up that if you get them to laugh then you killed, but if not then you died. DC: Yeah, yeah. It’s death and dying. RM: There’s a lot of death and dying in comedy. DC: “That was a knockout.” It’s always violent words they use. RM: Yes. But that sensation of dying—it is a physical thing, isn’t it? DC: Yeah. I don’t know if you ever told a joke—you guys who’ve ever been on a date or been with a group of people you just met, and you go, “Oh, I have a joke.” And then you tell your joke and everybody just stares at you, or they don’t laugh that much, or somebody like the waiter comes by and interrupts before you can get the joke out and then ruins