KATRINE: Client wants us to make jokes about cancer.
SCOTT: How much does that pay?
Katrine and I just finished doing three days of shows about cancer. This was not the easiest subject we’d ever been hired to write jokes about.
Our client makes scanners and linear accelerators designed to find tumors and then blast them with radiation. They made it clear we couldn’t appear to be making light of the disease, the patients, the commitment of their company, or the sincerity of the doctors who would be our audience.
We figured this didn’t leave much room for comedy. Can’t make fun of the audience. Can’t make fun of the client. Can’t make fun of the situation that brought them all together.
Oh, and one more thing: No juggling.
So what’s left?
Turns out, a lot.
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