Writing for Late Night TV and Talk Shows Levels 1 & 2

Level 1 - Write desk bits, remote segments, guest pieces, sketch and a variety of segments for shows like Fallon, Conan, Kimmel, Seth Myers, Colbert, Ellen and more. Pitch monologue jokes, brainstorm, explore and heighten material in this collaborative Writer’s Room environment. Create original material to strengthen your writing samples, and produce the elements to put together your pitch packet for a talk show. Please bring a laptop or phone for Internet access.

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

This class is also available as an online course.

Level 2 - Building on Writing for Late Night TV and Talk Shows Level 1, this class will consist of joke maximizers for monologue jokes, finding the angle for your joke, monologue jokes with visual punchlines, the seven types of desk pieces, writing a rant on a topic like John Oliver, how to write a pitch for a live sketch in studio, writing bumpers (jokes for going in/out for commercial breaks), guest segment extras, Fallon-type games with guests, recurring comic character bits, series of jokes connected by a topic like Fallon’s New iPhone apps, ideas for funny segments like kid inventors, and more submission packet info!

3.5 hours, 7 weeks

This class is also available as an online course.

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Writing for Late Night TV and Talk Shows Levels 1 & 2