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Sketch Writing Level One

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work. The class will consist of lectures, writing assignments, and focused and fun workshops each week. This class is of 8 weeks...

Saturday Sep 28th, 12pm - 3pm

  (8 sessions)
$349

8 sessions

Television Comedy Workshop

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

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...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$1,200

10 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

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....

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Comedy, Journalism, and the Role of Fact in Satire

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Comedy is now politics. Politics is now comedy. Take a look at how comedians have both reacted to and shaped the zeitgeist. Have SNL sketches impacted elections? How deeply are journalists involved in the writer’s rooms of shows like Last Week Tonight? We will also go way beyond the U.S to examine how satire has played a part in countries facing...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Friday Nov 8th, 10am - 5pm

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Screenwriting Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

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...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

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TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

A Laughing Matter - Adding Humor to Your Writing

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Humor is a skill that can come in mighty handy – especially since we’re all gonna die. Whether you’re trying to punch up your online dating profile, become an amusing public speaker, write that memoir, craft essays, find success as a stand-up comedian so you can have an excuse to drink all the time (or sleep around), or publish the next (and...

Thursday Oct 31st, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Screenwriting for Teens (ages 14-17)

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

The filmmaking process, whether for film, television, or online content, begins with writing a screenplay. In this 10-week class, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of screenwriting, including story structure, screenplay format, character creation, dialogue, and action writing.  Through writing exercises and collaborative...

Saturday Jan 11th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

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Comedy Writing for the Stage

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama. This class might be for you if you are: A playwright in any stage of your...

No Upcoming Schedules
$580

10 sessions

Ethan's Comedy Workshop

at ETB Teaching

Are you working on a funny book, script, show, podcast, or other comedy project? Or are you trying to figure out what you should work on next to get you further along in your creative career?  Well, the instructor has the workshop for you! He is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and veteran comedy teacher who has helped hundreds of students shape...

No Upcoming Schedules
$300

7 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Friday Jul 19th, 10am - 5pm

Humor Writing with Patricia Marx

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

A workshop for anyone who wants to write funny.  Read, listen to and watch comedic samples from well-known and lesser-known humorists and complete weekly writing assignments. Students already working on projects are welcome to develop them here.

No Upcoming Schedules
$420

6 sessions

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