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Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

$150
Su.   Aug 9th, 11am
All levels
(101)
Sunday August 9 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday October 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday November 14 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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You’ll learn the elements of a successful half-hour comedy series, and how to write a series pilot or series spec script that shows off your talent as a writer, but also your ability to demonstrate your professionalism to every network, studio, and series producer who reads it. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only have real world experience...

$899
Th.   Sep 24th, 7pm
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Thursday September 24 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $899
Thursday January 28 7pm - 10pm 11 Sessions $899
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Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with...

$150
Su.   Aug 9th, 11am
All levels
(101)
Sunday August 9 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Monday August 31 10am - 5pm 1 Session $120
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday October 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday November 14 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show is...

$150
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(101)
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday December 11 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Does Shakespeare scare you or has it just been a long time since you and Shakespeare have spent time together? Have no fear! Becca C. Kidwell will reintroduce you on a cozy Saturday afternoon. Together we will go over Shakespeare's background and language. Then we will read and discuss a selection from his romantic comedy Twelfth Night. BONUS: All...

$10
Sa.   Dec 5th, 12pm
All levels
(13)

Every week each student gets up and tries new material in front of his/her fellow 20 students. They do this on a microphone, which simulates more accurately what a nightclub is like.  The teacher then gives specific advice in a variety of areas. Which things to edit out,and which bits to focus on. Specific new ideas and jokes (not every...

$399
Sa.   Aug 22nd, 11am
All levels
(1)

This class is for playwrights who want the tools to transition from stage to screen. Writing for television has the potential to be not only artistically satisfying, but lucrative as well—just ask Aaron Sorkin from “The Newsroom”, Sarah Treem from “House of Cards”, Itamar Moses from “Boardwalk Empire”, or Heidi Schreck and Rajiv Joseph...

$580
W.   Sep 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

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Comics say it’s the greatest high. You step into the light, take a swig of water, pick up the mic, then reduce a crowd of people to a mass of helpless laughter. Sure, the risks are great—silence, heckling, humiliation—but on a good night a stand-up feels richer than Seinfeld and Rock combined. You “kill” or “die” depending on your material....

$450
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(101)

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

$450
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(101)

Got an idea, or pitch or pages to read? The Doctor is IN! IN Team Sketch Writers will help you get your sketch off the page and onto the stage. Come and participate! Laughter truly is the best medicine. Work with supportive, sketch gurus every week. Bring your comedy sketch, pitch, idea or just bring yourself. No experience necessary. Always fresh,...

$30
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

Writing jokes for a living is the dream of many comedians. The late night world is one place where that can happen!  We will share about experience writing and give you the information you need to create a late night packet.  Learn: The structure of late night shows Joke writing for monologue, desk pieces and interviews The unique environment...

$50
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(1)

Vanity Fair editor and author of four humor books teaches a 1.5 hour workshop on humor writing for print and how to get published. Class is limited to 15 students and advanced purchase is mandatory. You'll be asked to submit a piece of writing for review in advance.

$40
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(13)

In this 4-week workshop taught by veteran comedian Carole Montgomery, you'll learn the basics of joke writing, brainstorm ideas for material, present that material on the stage, receive feedback from Carole and fellow students and, finally, perform your five minutes at a "graduation" show with fellow students . The class is conducted on...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(13)

This one month joke writing workshop will provide you with new techniques and exercises to unleash your best writing to date. With small class size and instructors who are professional working comedians, you'll learn both about developing your unique voice and what's expected in the marketplace. Honing your material into a five minute TV set. Writing...

$275
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(1)

Students will learn writing a five minute TV set, story arch, inclusivity and relatability, depth of material, and developing your persona. Join us for our next advanced writing workshop with Executive Writer of the View, Frank Santopadre. Frank has written for Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, and countlless others. Comics must have...

$75
No Upcoming Schedules
Advanced
(1)
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