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Writing Comedy

All Levels. Write funny things that make people laugh! In this introductory course, students will explore the essentials of comedy writing. Learn techniques for brainstorming, pitching ideas and fleshing out a premise and experiment with genre and narrative voice. Read and discuss hilarious comedy writing including Onion articles, short stories, and scripts from television and film. Write your own comedy pieces—fake news articles, essays, sketches—and workshop them with the class.

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Instructor: Brett Hamil

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/13/2016

End Date: 10/18/2016

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Brett Hamil

Brett Hamil is a standup comic and writer based in Seattle. He performs across the US and Canada and produces a monthly standup showcase at the Comedy Underground. He writes a humor column for City Arts Magazine along with interviews, essays and cartoons. His local politics webseries My YouTube Channel Where I’m the Big Important Guy Who Gets to Say What’s What garnered a local following and spun off into a live talk show at Northwest Film Forum, The Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly called him “the city’s premier political comic.” He lives on Beacon Hill with his wife and two weird-looking dogs.

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