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The Art of Standup: Writing for Laughs - Remote!

Friday, March 26th, from 6:0pm-9:00pm (EST)
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Let’s be frank: there are few things worse than a class on comedy. But if you’ve been thinking about trying your hand at some standup, here’s what makes this three-hour seminar different. We’ll examine a lot of delicious bits of comedy and explore all the different approaches to standup to help you determine which fits best on you. Next, we’ll do some in-class exercises in joke construction as we help each other put together our own five-minute sets. And since today’s comedy climate is so politically charged, we’ll look at how comedy changes over time and talk about what makes a joke hack versus what makes it acceptable (or unacceptable) today. Oh, and stop calling me Frank. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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Steven Andrew Brykman
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  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Interactive"


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion
  • Concept Development


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

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