What the fuck are you talking about? I've never seen an opinion this bad.>narrative complexity is always antithetical to comedy
Explain pic related.
Jokes work because people understand the punchline, and to understand a punchline, the audience must have a base level of understanding.
As a result, there a few things that one can make jokes about. They either address social, political, and situations norms of society (the facets of a culture) OR they address material in universe. If you have minimal narrative and character complexity, the jokes are generally limited to the outside world.
As those other things develop, there becomes other things the audience "knows" and thus material to make jokes from. If we don't know, say, about Skwissgar's love for GMILFs, then the Murderface prank call scene where he pretends to be a "recently divorced overweight African American woman" is less funny. The whole "I'm glad my dad is dead" scene works because we know what fucking liars Toki and Murderface are.
Pic related again, great example. Many people agree Venture Bros. gets funnier over time because the jokes become running gags, they subvert one another, thy develop.
Is narrative complexity the only way to make a good comedy? Of course not, I'm not such a fucking retard as to say "these two aspects of storytelling are one hundred percent correlated", however denying that narrative complexity can enhance jokes is absolutely pleb-tier opinions.>>107353637
When I first watched the show I liked Skwissgar because he's my type, then Toki because he was the "nice one" and still very much my type (I like long hair okay), but then I realised Toki's kind of a brat and William Murderface is the purest member of the band, the most wholesome boy - not the band fire chief we deserve, but the one we need.