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Comedy Writing Workshop

All Levels. Find your own path to writing funny prose by bouncing comedic ideas off a supportive and receptive audience. This class will function much like a TV writers’ room or comedy club green room, with peers offering insight, alternate takes, and encouragement. Students will learn basic techniques then brainstorm, generate, and discuss their work. We’ll explore surefire methods of “punch-up” to wring maximum hilarity from the page. Students may try their hand at a variety of genres from listicles to fake news articles to personal essays and sketches. There will be much laughter.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Brett Hamil

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 03/02/2017

End Date: 04/06/2017

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$265.50 Member Price:
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$295.00 General Price:

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Brett Hamil

Brett Hamil is a standup comic and writer based in Seattle. He performs across the US and Canada and produces a monthly standup showcase at the Comedy Underground. He writes a humor column for City Arts Magazine along with interviews, essays and cartoons. His local politics webseries My YouTube Channel Where I’m the Big Important Guy Who Gets to Say What’s What garnered a local following and spun off into a live talk show at Northwest Film Forum, The Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly called him “the city’s premier political comic.” He lives on Beacon Hill with his wife and two weird-looking dogs.

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