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FUNNY BUSINESS: Does Blatant Comedy Have a Place In Soaps?

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(Sharon Newman, “Y&R”): “Comedy is very important! It’s not appropriate in every moment, but it’s very important that it’s infused into the show at certain times, because nobody is ever constantly down at all times. And sometimes, in the most dramatic moments, you make fun of yourself, or it’s something so bad, you laugh, and you make a comedy out of it. We do that in real life, and it’s important to our characters to do that on occasion.”