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Humor and Comedy Writing

Description

Wondering why TV’s big comedy lineup doesn’t quite…line up? Think you can do better? We agree -- that’s why we created this class. Our six-week workshop covers a wide variety of comedy genres including sketch, comedy/variety and scripted series, all culminating in a class that teaches you how to pitch your show to the people who can make it happen. Taught by writers, directors, and producers who’ve been there and done that, this class will give you all the tools you need to create television’s next comedy juggernaut. (Except the jokes. You’ll need to supply those.)

After this class students will be able to:


  • Understand the fundamentals of writing sketch
  • Generate unique comedic characters through exaggerated flaws and through action
  • Understand and practice methods of character transformation in sketch
  • Identify premise and structure a sketch around it
  • Practice how to heighten a sketch through identifying character goals and stakes
  • Become familiar with and identify the various outlets for comedy variety writing and how to access these outlets
  • Identify the differences between a monologue, desk piece, pre-tape, and presenter patter

Section: HUMOR (24OCT17)
Dates: Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM
Tuition: $425.00 Instructor: Dave Drabik; Michael Sokol Register

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
10/24/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
11/07/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
11/14/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
11/28/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
12/05/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
12/12/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment:
 
Clock Hours: 12.0