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Do you love topical comedy? Is Weekend Update your favourite part of SNL? Want to know what it's like in a professional writing room? Or do you just have a lot of Rob Ford jokes you need to get off your chest?
Joke Writing For Television is a one day intensive for students with an interest in writing jokes for... well... television. Students can expect to learn the basics of crafting topical jokes for existing shows like: This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Topics covered will include: how to break down the voice of the show, what makes a good joke and tips on avoiding common pitfalls. In addition we will be doing some timed writing exercises in class to give students the feel of writing jokes on a short deadline. Please come prepared to write with either a laptop or paper and pen.
Instructor: Jen Whalen
March 1, 1pm-5pm - REGISTER
March 29, 1pm-5pm - REGISTER