Note: This is the second part of the two-part article, if you haven’t read “How to make people cry about your dumb vampiric comedy part 1” you might not get what show and episode I’m talking about.
Foreshadow: Nador the Relentless is relenting. The first time we see that is in episode 2 “The cloak of duplication” and then with episode 3 “Gail” both episodes center around Nandor’s love life, however these feelings are quickly dismissed with a joke. Is not until episode 4 “The Casino” that Nandor gets a monolog after his worldview gets shattered (he was introduced to the big bang theory, the show and the science).
Spoilers for What We Do In The Shadows (2019-), cult description, and discussions of mental health, depression and existentialism.
What We Do In The Shadows or WWDITS (2019-) is a show about 3 vampires, 1 energy vampire and their familiar/bodyguard while a crew of cameramen record their adventures in the Island of Staten.
Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak) the self appointed leader of the group that no one respects. Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou) Laszlo’s good lady wife who has had to fight her whole life and dislikes witches. Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry) Nadja’s good husband ex-porn actor who just wants to have a good time.
Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) that boring guy you don’t know why you hate but just do.
And Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guillén) , the servant turned bodyguard of Nandor, wants to become a vampire since he saw “Interview With The Vampire”.
While humor occasionally seems out of place in heavier stories, it all depends on its use. Stories almost always need some laughter. But that's all easy to say, harder to practice in writing. So here's a breakdown of five common types of humor I see in stories — wit, banter, sardonic, absurd, and caricature — plus how to use them to their best effect.