Help Teach My Comedy Class
February 1, 2011 6:42 AM Subscribe
Help create my Intro to Comedy Writing syllabus! I'm teaching a comedy writing class for teenagers this semester for the first time. What assignments/
readings/video/audio should I include?
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I've worked as a comedy writer in the past, but I've never taught it before. I'm in the process of putting together the syllabus. I know I'm going to have the students keep a "humor journal" where they jot down things they find funny each day, to develop their own eye and ear.
I also know I'll break the class into units on sketch, improv, satire, and (probably) humorous personal essay writing (a la David Sedaris).
What might be some assignments (either writing or reading/viewing) that would be great to include?