Comedy Writing for All Mediums: a Zoom Seminar on February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Live Seminar via Zoom from 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Open to All writers!
Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.
Comedy is a craft that can be learned like any other.
This seminar will explore the differences as well as the similarities of writing comedy across all entertainment formats. Whether it’s sitcoms, variety shows, sketches, feature films, live stage shows, or webisodes, students will learn which skill sets are most useful on which types of shows, and how best to adapt one’s writing to the specific needs of a particular project.
Through the real-life examples and anecdotes of the instructor, students will get a rare, first-hand look at the pressures, pitfalls, and satisfactions that arise from working on some of the biggest projects in Hollywood.
No prior comedic experience is required, though a sense of humor is strongly encouraged!
“Anyone who has always wanted to learn the skills of good comedy writing now has the chance to learn from the best. Ed Driscoll is an Emmy Award-winning writer, and has written for a lot of good TV shows, top comedians like Louie Anderson and Bob Newhart, and several Academy Awards Shows with Billy Crystal. Ed is also one of the best stand-up comedians in the country himself. I have been lucky enough to work with Ed several times, and I would put him among the very best writers that I have ever known or worked with. And I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with many of the funniest writers in television on “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons”. I urge you to sign up for his “Comedy Writing Across All Mediums” seminar before it’s sold out---you’ll be glad you did!”
Writer/Producer, “The Simpsons”
Writer/Co-Executive Producer, “Family Guy”
- You want to deepen your ability to write comedy across mediums.
- You're an aspiring comedy writer.
- You want to add more humor to your work.
- You want to learn the elements and formats of humor writing.
- You want to expand the sense of what is possible in your work.
Class is on February 4th, 2023, via Zoom from 12:00PM EST - 3:00PM EST
If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.
Instructor Ed Driscoll is an Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer and producer who has worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry including Billy Crystal, Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Michael Bublé, Justin Timberlake and Dennis Miller – just to name a few! From variety shows to sitcoms to movies to live theater, Ed has been a performer, writer, and producer at the highest levels of his field for over 25 years. Ed has written for shows including The Academy Awards (for which he received an Emmy nomination), Comic Relief, Stand Up To Cancer, ESPN’s Espy Awards, Whose Line Is It Anyway, HBO’s Dennis Miller Live (for which he won both an Emmy and Writers Guild Award), ABC’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch, ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey, Comedy Central’s The Showbiz Show with David Spade, TLC’s I Kid with Brad Garrett, NBC’s Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York, ABC’s The Drew Carey Show, along with Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster, Still Laugh-In and The Final Table. Ed has also written stage material for big acts like Robin Williams, Bob Newhart, Howie Mandel and Louie Anderson.