Comedy Writing Intensive With Steve Kaplan
Comedic moments in story can take the pressure off, put the pressure on and move an audience to think. The Comedy Intensive is a two-day course that explores the hidden tools and principles of comedy and how to use them effectively.
The Comedy Intensive is a two-day course that explores the hidden principles of comedy: what it is, how it works, why it works, what’s happening when it’s not working and what you can do to fix it.
On day 1, we explore the Hidden Tools – useable, practical tools that you can apply to your work immediately. Day 2 focuses on character, structure, comic premise and specific ways of applying the tools to text.
The workshop includes interactive exercises, solo and group writing activities, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principals.
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMEDY
a) Introduction and Overview
THE HIDDEN TOOLS OF COMEDY
a) Entire History of Comedy…in 15 minutes.
STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
a) The Comic Hero’s Journey
Jun 20 – Jun 21
Dates of course