Writing Funnier and Better Using Improv Comedy Techniques
FILM TV X 430.73
Elevate your comedy writing by incorporating techniques from improv in this course for beginners looking for an edge.
What you will learn.
- Learn improv comedy basics
- Develop techniques to find new comedic moments
- Build your confidence as a writer and as a comic
- Collaborate with other writers as you would in a writer's room
About this course:
Taught by a successful writer and seasoned improvisational player, this workshop introduces you to the basic principles of improv comedy performance and applies those principles to writing for television and film. As a comedy writer, you gain so much through learning improv techniques, a greater understanding of the elements of a scene and character and knowing how to find comedic moments within a scene. Improv also gives you greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, and can be an effective tool in overcoming writing blocks, working with other writers on a writing staff, and pitching stories to producers and development executives. In a comfortable and supportive environment, you actively participate in improv exercises, games, and scenes. The goal is to learn the basics of comedy sketch writing, and you leave the course with three completed sketches/scenes (each three-to-five pages).