Level: intermediate This one-shot workshop focuses on writing jokes from one specific source (The Times of London), using the Comedy Lab’s four-step process. We’ll begin by
This one-shot workshop focuses on writing jokes from one specific source (The Times of London), using the Comedy Lab’s four-step process. We’ll begin by writing a joke as a group, followed by individual jokes from students. There will be a look at how to write and construct a monologue from a series of jokes. If you are comedy-curious and want to try your hand at this concise form of humour, this is the perfect entry point. If you are a seasoned writer, this is an ideal arena to sharpen your skills and increase output.
Min. participants 6, max. participants 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.
This intermediate elective runs Sunday 17th January, 2 pm- 4.30 pm GMT
Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
Kim Howard Johnson is a founding member of the Baron’s Barracudas (the first house team of the ImprovOlympic–later the iO), co-wrote Truth in Comedy with Charna Halpern and Del Close, and wrote The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close, the biography of his longtime friend. He began to teach writing when his good friend Michael McCarthy invited him to join the Comedy Lab writing classes at the iO Chicago. He is a longtime friend and associate of Monty Python, working on Monty Python’s Life of Brian in Tunisia, writing numerous books on Python, and serving as personal assistant to John Cleese. He is the only person to perform with the Baron’s Barracudas, his Monty Python friends at the Hollywood Bowl, legendary improvisational troupe The Committee, and written with comedy legend Jonathan Winters. He is excited to pass along what he has learned over the years to his students.
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