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Steve Kaplan

Steve Kaplan

TV, Film & Digital

For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the most sought-after experts on comedy. The artists he’s worked with, as teacher, director, producer or coach, have gone on to be nominated for Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Writers’ Guild of America Awards and others. (They’ve WON at last count 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards and the American Comedy Award.)

In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Aardman Animation, and others. His book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy, is a best seller on and Kindle, and has been translated into French, Russian and Chinese. (I’m sure there’s a joke in there, somewhere.) He’s currently working on a new book, The Comic Hero’s Journey.

Steve has been teaching his Comedy Intensive workshops around the world to thousands of students, with workshops scheduled in Los Angeles, Denver, London, Munich, Jakarta, Beijing and Tel Aviv.