Date of Completion


Degree Type

Honors Thesis


Film and Television Production (PROD)

First Advisor

Luis Proenca


This research paper examines the essential knowledge required for editing comedy well. Editing comedy differs from other genres, and can be extremely difficult and time consuming. The paper explores what defines comedy as a genre, editing techniques unique to comedy, the process of editing, and film theories that enable an editor to make better cuts to heighten the hilarity of the story. Sources include academic writings, personal projects completed under guidance from a mentor, movie and scene examples, and three interviews with comedians and in-demand comedy editors.

pres_and_speaker.mp4 (78717 kB)
Recorded 15-minute presentation of thesis