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All Levels. Write funny things that make people laugh! In this introductory course, students will explore the essentials of comedy writing. Learn techniques for brainstorming, pitching ideas and fleshing out a premise and experiment with genre and narrative voice. Read and discuss hilarious comedy writing including Onion articles, short stories, and scripts from television and film. Write your own comedy pieces—fake news articles, essays, sketches—and workshop them with the class.
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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.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Prose, Screenwriting
Start Date: 09/13/2016
End Date: 10/18/2016
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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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.