Learn How to Write for Comedy
In the 12-Week Evening Comedy Writing Workshop, students study the nature of comedy and joke structure, learning how to punch up scenes and add humor to their scripts. The workshop will cover setups and punchlines, character-driven comedy, situational comedy, improv, and sketch comedy.
The program requires that each student develop multiple comedic scripts and keep a comedy journal to track their ideas. By the end of class, students will write and deliver a final comedic script in one of the formats covered in class.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 12-Week Evening Comedy Writing Workshop
The 12-Week Evening Comedy Writing Workshop provides the students with an intensive and focused workshop environment. In this format, students get a solid structure for writing and meeting deadlines, and learn the craft of writing by focusing on concepts such as comedic setups, sketch comedy, jokes, character, conflict, and dialogue. During the program, students able to obtain a discounted download code of Final Draft software from the Bursar.
To learn more about NYFA’s screenwriting workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
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New York, NY 10004
During this workshop, students will write and punch up multiple scripts over the course of the class, which culminates with the creation of a final script for a comedy sketch, monologue, or funny short film. To learn more, visit our projects page.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.