This class explores the vanguard and groundbreaking stars and programs that changed the face of comedy on TV. We'll concentrate on unique and innovative voices that influenced culture through its advancements in storytelling, structure, technology and inclusion. Students analyze and discuss trailblazing programs like I Love Lucy, Atlanta, Fawlty Towers, Fleabag, Insecure and everything in between. Each week will have an online interactive lecture with screenings of episodes and clips, followed by a class discussion with the instructor.
Students must have access to the internet, webcam, I-phone or other means of capture, Final Cut or other editing software.