In the script I am working on, I have used a number of techniques; some of which are specific to comedy, others are not.
One of my main techniques is one used a lot by Quentin Tarentino, known as ‘Stealing’. Another is one favoured by Edgar Wright known as ‘Referencing’. Whereas the line is quite blurry between the two, I have used both. In the event of a lawsuit, however, I will claim that it was all ‘Referencing’ and ‘Homage’.