comedy writing workshop

I’m teaching a three-hour, online comedy writing workshop in conjunction with the Breonna Taylor Art Auction. It’s geared to comedians looking to learn joke-writing basics or improve their material, people looking to break into the comedy-writing market, and any writers who want to widen their skill set.

The ABCs of Comedy Writing Workshop: Saturday, February 6, via Zoom. $75. Time TBA—it will either be noon-3pm or 1-4pm EST. Please email me for payment options here

overview
This workshop will cover some of the fundamentals of stand-up comedy—what makes people laugh, what skills are required to be a comic, joke structure, and the basic “laws” of comedy that influence the performer/audience dynamic—and a number of writing techniques to streamline your jokes. I will also briefly discuss professional writing jobs. 

A professional television writer will also be on hand to discuss writing for cable and network shows, as well as participating in a Q & A. Bring your questions!

your instructor
I’m bringing 25+ years of stand-up and writing experience and all the insights I’ve gathered over that time, from the mundane to the monumental.

Some of my qualifications:

  • 25+ years working professionally in comedy clubs (as well as cruise ships, colleges, etc.)
  • Numerous comedy writing gigs, including Squatty Potty
  • Grand Prize winner of Comedy Central’s national stand-up competition (Laugh Riots)
  • Two specials on Dry Bar Comedy
  • Numerous competitions and festivals, including Just for Laughs in Montreal, San Francisco, Boston, and others
  • Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, The Learning Channel, Late Friday and more
  • I think my work speaks volumes: check out sample clips at robertmac.com/videos