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Saturday, October 16: How To Write For Late Night Comedy Talk Shows

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How To Write For Late Night Comedy Talk Shows

Entertaining, informative 90-minute workshop created to not only teach you the late-night comedy templates –desk pieces, monologue and live/pre-taped bits – but also how to write a submission packet so that your work will stand out and get noticed. Plus, the opportunity to ask your questions addressed by an Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live veteran!

Topics Covered

  • Structuring jokes for monologues and televised roasts
  • Desk pieces – topical and evergreen
  • Live and pre-taped bits, in studio and on location

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How To Write TV Sketch Comedy

Informative, entertaining workshop to not only teach you the various templates of sketches — TV and movie parodies, original characters, fake commercials — but to also share the invaluable sketch writing Do’s and Don’ts (aka Hugh’s & don’ts) that will help your work stand out. And as a bonus, a live Q&A with Hugh!

Topics Covered

  • Nailing down a solid premise
  • Fake Commercials
  • Original Sketch Characters
  • Movie and TV parodies

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Advanced Comedy Writing

In a 5-week course, Hugh will take your strengths as a sketch writer and help develop them to your fullest potential. By focusing on specific sketch templates like topical political satire, music parody and high concept digital shorts, you will experience the rewriting process used on TV shows that leads to maximum laughs.

Topics Covered

  • Nailing down a solid premise
  • Fake commercials
  • Original sketch characters
  • Movie and TV parodies
  • Building your submission packet

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Intro to TV Sketch Writing

Entertaining, informative 5-week course created to not only teach you the various templates of sketches -- TV and movie parodies, original characters, fake commercials -- but to also share the invaluable sketch writing Do’s and Don’ts (aka Hugh’s & don’ts) that will help your work stand out.

Topics Covered

  • Political satire/social commentary
  • Music parody
  • One character, straight to camera
  • Conceptual, absurdist and breaking the 4th wall
  • Producing and selling your material

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