Writing Short Humor & Telling Big Jokes

with Mayur Chauhan

Genres: Writing for Performance


Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: April 16, 2024
End Date: May 7, 2024
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $273.60
General Price: $304.00

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In this class, students will write short humor pieces. We will spend time on writing exercises and telling jokes in a highly supportive environment. Outside of class, students will expand ideas from these jokes into short humor pieces of 500 to 800 words for publications like The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Slackjaw, and many more. By the end of the course, each student will have written at least three short humor pieces and numerous stand-up jokes.


  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Mayur Chauhan

Mayur Chauhan


Mayur Chauhan is an L.A-based immigrant, writer, actor, and comedian, originally from Delhi. Mayur is a Key West Literary Seminar and Bread Loaf scholar. His humor pieces have been published in McSweeney’s and many other publications.

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