Did You Know?
Getting the story line is the toughest part - once you get a story line, hanging the jokes on it is easy for a comedy writer. It's a process that, on I Love Lucy
(1951), we did backward. We would think of a funny last scene and work backward to make it logical. If it's not logical, people are going to say, 'That's silly'. The whole thing falls apart.
Profiled in "The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age", by Jordan Young