Comedy Writing for Non-Comedians Zoom Seminar with Caitlin Kunkel, Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Live Seminar via Zoom from 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Now Enrolling!Open to All writers!
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Instructor Caitlin Kunkel's writing has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and on public radio. She co-founded the comedy site The Belladonna, created the online satire writing program for The Second City, and co-created the Satire and Humor Festival. Her first co-written book, NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS, was published by Penguin Random House and named one of the 10 best comedy books of the year by Vulture (NY Mag).
In this two-hour interactive seminar, satirist, author, and creator of The Second City’s online satire writing program, Caitlin Kunkel, will break down the basics of comedic writing for those who aren’t trying to become comedians.
Comedy can be another tool in your writing toolbox, allowing you to write with a stronger voice, distinct point of view, and punchiness that can be applied to disciplines such as copywriting and content writing. From the rule of three to learning what the heck a callback is, learn how to be funnier on paper…and maybe even in real life!
Perfect for fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as those trying to inject more humor into jobs like content writing, copywriting, and more.
- Tools of comedy that can be used across forms and genres
- How to find a point of view for yourself or a client
- How to use specificity and simple techniques like the rule of three to punch up a piece of writing
- A comedy rubric to check against your own work
- A discussion of publications for comedy writing, as well as how to leverage your comedy chops for paid writing jobs
- A repeatable brainstorming process
- You want to deepen your ability to write comedy.
- 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.
“Caitlin is an outstanding teacher. The time FLEW by because I was so engaged. So much amazing information and I feel energized to go write.”
"Thanks so much for the amazing class, Caitlin! I really learned a lot about humor in general, as well as what interests me specifically. I only recently started writing humor, and your focus on premise and format were insanely helpful. So thank you, seriously, for such an informative and fun class; I'll be taking so much of what you taught us into my future work!"
“Caitlin’s an excellent teacher. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her experience broad, and her generosity appreciated. I always look forward to a class with her.”
"Thank you so much Caitlin! You packed a huge amount of information into a very compact period. I’m very impressed with your follow-up as well. Way above and beyond."
"I thought Caitlin was amazing. She packed a lot of knowledge into the two hours, and I highly recommend it. The discussion of the impact of comedy writing across all types of industries was super interesting, and I loved the reading and website suggestions. I can't say enough great things about Caitlin."
"You are a gifted teacher – a lot of energy, insight and expertise come through. I am the one who teaches Creative Thinking at Harvard (and other places) and I was struck by how aligned your techniques are with the ones we teach in our class. Kinda’ cool. But we don’t follow up with materials half as well as you do."
"Caitlin was engaging, entertaining, and provided an excellent intro into comedy writing."
Class is on Saturday, March 9th, 2024, via Zoom from 1:00PM ET - 3:00PM ET
If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.