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Comedy Classes: Comedy Writing Immersion One-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Gotham Comedy Club, New York, NY
  • 18 & over
  • 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person
  • Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable
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  • Ticket Price: $225.00
  • Door Time: 10:45 AM
  • Show Type: Comedy Classes
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    2 Beverage Minimum Per Person
    Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable
Saturday, January 20th 11AM-4PM

Every comic needs strong material; it's the cornerstone of their act. What you say impacts how you perform, and what the audience will think of you. Your material literally defines you as a comedian to the audience. We need a constant supply of new material in order to keep ourselves relevant as performers.

Sometimes we seem dry. The ideas don't come to us quickly, or the premises don't seem to be funny once we work them. More often than not, the problem isn't the concept; the problem is your process. COMEDY WRITING IMMERSION deconstructs your process and opens you up to other, more productive ways of finding and developing your comedy.
COMEDY WRITING IMMERSION was developed by, and is taught by Jim Mendrinos, the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Comedy Writing (Alpha Books) and expands on the ideas he touch on in the print edition.

COMEDY WRITING IMMERSION is a 1 day intensive on writing comedy. Not cookie cutter comedy with outdated formulas and tricks, but writing rich comedy that is perfectly suited to your performing needs. Mining what you find funny, and bringing that to the forefront.

Over the 5 hour day session we will cover:
  • Deconstruction of your own writing style
  • Premise generation
  • Structure
  • Identifying your personal sense of humor.
  • Use of language, movement and rhythms in your comedy
  • Editing
  • Expanding your concepts
  • Structuring a short (TV) set, and a long (Headline) set
  • Ways to organize your concepts so that it is at your fingertips

  • Each of the (Maximum of 10) participants will bring in a recent 5 minute clip so that their individual writing style can be deconstructed. They also need to bring in their current set and material they are working on.

  • Class limited to 10 Students
  • Cost: $225
  • Instructed by Comedian & Author Jim Mendrinos

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