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This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.
In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely you. Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in prose, screenplays, sitcoms, blogs, stories for live performance and even business presentations.
You'll also make an exciting discovery: There are no limits to what can be written "funny"! Anything on your mind and in your heart can be expressed through humor. The workshop is designed for the novice comedy writer, experienced comedy writers, and all points in between. And, last but not least, we'll have lots of fun and laughs along the way.
Due to the remote live format, some features of the course maybe substituted at the instructor's discretion. Must be 18 years or older to enroll in this class.
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at Writing Pad -
Note: This is primarily a lecture class, so not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen....
Saturday Sep 25th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time
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 5th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
at Primary Stages ESPA -
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...
Thursday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
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. No experience required....
Tuesday Oct 19th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of humor writing craft and gets you writing a short piece (or two) or a book. Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Humor Writing is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students...
Monday Oct 4th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
at Writing Pad -
You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Mr. Pickles) will take you through the paces in this 8-week...
Thursday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 10pm Pacific Time(8 sessions)
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