Creating Comedy--From Character to Scene and Story

New Five Week Course Starting Sunday, January 9th!
Class Description

A five week workshop with clip analysis and live writers room.  This is an "active learning" course in which we break down successful comedy characters and scenes, identifying the mechanisms that make them work, then have you build your own comedy characters and scenes using the mechanics identified.  A crash course in the secrets of comedy writing, especially aimed at those working on a comedy pilot or thinking of writing one.

Time: Weekly, Sundays at 2PM PST (recordings available)
Price: $100

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is each class?

Each class runs approximately an hour and a half.


Q: Are the classes recorded?


Yes, each class is recorded and available to all registrants. Access will remain available until two weeks after the last class.

Q: Do I need to participate live in the webinar?

No, but you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow classmates on our Facebook page and in the Zoom chat. Additionally, some volunteers will have the opportunity to appear live on the webinar with Brent in a virtual writers' rooms.

Q: Do I need to have an idea for a script before I register?


The class is designed to be useful to writers at any stage of the pilot/spec writing process. So whether you've always wanted to write a script but don't know where to start, or if you're a seasoned pro looking to fine tune your sample for submission, this class will help you come out a better screenwriter than you came in.

Q: Can Brent read my script?

This class does not include an opportunity for your script to be evaluated by Brent or his team, but we strongly encourage you to team up with your fellow classmates in order to pitch and revise your ideas.