“I’m not really a joke guy,” a comedy writer once told me. “I’m more of a story guy, I do set ups and story beats. If you’re looking for a funny comedy writer, I’m probably not the one.” There was a time, I guess, when writers could specialize — I do jokes, I do story, I do script polishes and punch-ups — and there was enough work that you really could put food on the table with a narrow set of deliverables...
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