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"A fantabulous way to spend an evening -- some of the best live comedy in town -- and a most entertaining way to learn"
- Martina Clark
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"Fun!"
- Maria Vides
 care manager for the elderly
"A structured approach to breaking down humor writing to its basics so you know how to build it yourself."
- Brad McMillen
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If you chuckle at the essays of Erma Bombeck and the life stories of David Sedaris, if you chortle at the exploits of such fictional characters as Tom Jones and Bridget Jones—you know the pleasure of literary laughter. Humor writing requires all the hallmarks of good writing plus that X factor: being funny.

These courses cover the spectrum of prose humor writing, exploring fiction and such nonfiction forms as memoir, essay, opinion pieces, and parody. You will learn basic principles of humor, how to view the world with a humorist’s eye, and how to maximize the comedic potential in such craft elements as character, structure, dialogue, and voice. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write wit, comedy, satire, or farce, we’ll show you how to turn sentences into smiles.

Also offered:
> TV Writing (includes Sitcom Writing)
> Stand-up Comedy Writing



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Level I
Humor Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of humor writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two short humor pieces or begin a book
  • Lectures on basics of humor writing craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Humor I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

View a course syllabus.

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 15* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class
May 20 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class

* You can still enroll in this class!


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