I wanted to take the opportunity to link a work in progress project from one of our San Francisco State cinema students. Owen Morris is also a US Marine Corps sergeant and he is currently editing a piece he shot while on a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
A nice interview here with Sheldon Bull, author of the excellent Elephant Bucks: An Inside Guide to Writing for TV Sitcoms. Check it out and do yourselves a favor and read his book if you have any interest in how TV comedy works. The words fountain, of and knowledge come to mind.