Elevate the comedy in your work.
Are you looking to inject a little more humor in your writing—whether short stories, essays, scripts, or full-length book projects? Humor writing is not about telling jokes. As in any writing, the story is first and foremost. During this three-week class, we help you look at your story in a new way to elevate the comedic elements, the absurdity, with a special emphasis on self-deprecating humor. We explore a handful of humor writers/storytellers—such as David Sedaris, Dave Chappelle, and Hannah Gadsby—to examine their comedic techniques before trying our hand at writing funny scenes with heart.
Meet Your Instructor: Mike Farragher
Mike Farragher’s wildly popular Irish Voice newspaper essays about growing up Irish, Catholic, and guilty in the swamps of New Jersey have been collected in the This is Your Brain on Shamrocks series that have found an audience on both sides of the Atlantic. Those earthy stories landed Off-Broadway in a series of one-act plays at the Manhattan Repertory Theater in midtown and became a short film that won numerous awards, including the Dublin International Comedy Film Festival. His latest comedy script, LoveLetters Profiles, recently was a semi-finalist in the London International Screenwriting Festival.
Project Write Now offers no refunds or credits once registered, except in the unfortunate case a class or event is cancelled. We reserve the right to change class instructors if necessary. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class, workshop, or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908.675.0467.