The next problem I view in comedy is not getting down on the page. With the rise of improv in movies we have seen comedies with some good ideas never get off the launching pad. They mostly stumble around looking for the laugh. One of the major problems that I see especially in the smaller world of web comedies; is that people think they can just show up on set and improv a really great scene let alone a whole movie. Yes, some people have been able to do it.
The first thing you have to ask yourself are you as good as Larry David, Christopher Guest, or Sacha Baron Cohen.
Can anyone do a complete comedy? Or is it most likely a decent movie with some really funny scenes. As a comedy writer this saddens me. I don’t want this to sound like an attack on improv in comedy because that isn’t the whole problem.