Comedy Writing Masterclass with Comedian Simon Taylor - On-Demand Video Course
On-Demand Video Seminar
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*This on-demand video course will have an online classroom in Thinkific. All enrolled students will have lifetime access to the course.
Hello! And welcome to the humor writing workshop.
My name is Simon Taylor, I’m a professional comedian. I’ve performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I’ve also written jokes on Netflix, Comedy Central and the doors of public bathrooms. That’s just a little gag, I’ll teach you how to do that later. I’ve also written humorous books for both kids and adults, and I mention this because what I’m about to teach you is how to use humor across any medium.
Whether it be novels, screenplays, corporate presentations, advertising, or whatever you want to inject comedy into. I will give you the foundation of humor writing to apply anywhere you like. Just be careful, as this course will make you a lot more charming and likable.
Humor is one of the most overlooked skills in the literary world. In fiction, being able to craft a joke can elevate your characters, enhance dialogue and enrich your world-building. In non-fiction, comedy is a powerful tool for getting and keeping your readers’ attention. This course includes a series of easy-to-implement humor writing formulas, a systematic approach to writing humor on any topic, how to write in various voices, how to integrate humor into any medium, and how humor can be used to communicate complex ideas effectively.
There are five lessons:
The first is on structure: identifying and understanding the basic joke formula.
The next lesson is on tools: which are the various linguistic techniques that create the joke. This course will give you a practical list that you can work off.
The third is about material: which involves using mind maps to make the writing process so much easier. Writing doesn’t have to be this abstract thing where you just sit and try to think things up, this will be a systematic guide.
The fourth is about comedy styles: which is really up to your creative choices.
And finally, we’ll talk about: practice and feedback. This will set you up to keep refining your comedy writing skills beyond this course.
Let’s do it.
He’s my go-to writer for any new project. Simon writers humor like an architect; creative and methodical in equal parts. - Justin Willman, Magic for Humans
No one is better at making humorous writing accessible than Simon. From his books, to his stand-up, to his TV work, he can work across any medium. - Josh Samuels, Story Pathways.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES 5 VIDEO MODULES:
- What a Joke Looks Like
- Joke Writing Tools
- Navigating Material
- Comedy Styles
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This is an online video class that you can take on-demand. You complete the seminar on your own schedule and have lifetime access. Upon enrollment, you'll receive an invitation to activate your account in Thinkfic, our online platform for video courses.
Instructor: Simon Taylor
Class video course starts upon enrollment
The course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule
Once you have enrolled, you'll receive an invitation to activate your account in Thinkfic, our online platform for video courses.