On his way to panning Wedding Crashers, Roger Ebert explains the key to the structure of a comedy film.
... her tantrum, incredibly, is in long-shot, so we miss the interaction between Walken and his spoiled brat. The movie shows that the tantrum happens, as if it needs to explain why her daddy invites the boys to his house. It doesn't need to explain anything; it either has to make it funny, or not show it.
Seventeen words. Pretty good.