Zero to 60: A Comedy Writing Workshop

Zero to 60: A Comedy Writing Workshop

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September 19 | 5:30PM

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Zero to 60: A Comedy Writing Workshop

How to stand up comedy? Asking for a friend. 

I got 99 premises but a punchline ain’t one.

 

 

Maybe you watched a comedian on stage and thought to yourself, “hey, I could do that!" Maybe you’re really curious and wonder whether comedy can learned. Maybe you’ve even gone so far as to look up an open mic near you. But then you backspaced yourself the hell out of there because it’s one thing to be the funny one in your friends’ circle, but can you crack a room filled with strangers? 

 

I’m here to tell you can! You probably won’t—at least not the first three dozen times—but it is possible for anyone to learn the principles of standup comedy, even for those to whom it does not come “naturally”.

 

If you’ve always wanted to try writing and performing standup comedy, but had no idea how or where to start, this workshop will cover some of the basics of standup comedy writing to help you get your first 3 minutes together—we call it the Tight 3. (Ok, I lied, it’s a Tight 60, but baby steps.)

 

This workshop is designed for newcomers who have not performed standup comedy at all, or tried it just a handful of times. Together we’ll tackle the basics: ideas, writing, structure, performance, delivery. 

 

If all goes according to plan (both mine and yours), you’ll leave the room and never come back with 3 minutes of material that you can take straight to the next open mic!

 

Topics covered:

What’s funny?

The basics of writing a joke.

What’s a good premise to use?

How do I write a good punchline?

WTF is a callback? and other such life-threatening questions

Techniques to expand on a bit

News comedy writing.

Standup tools and tricks.

 

Remember, failure is not an option. It's mandatory!

 

Date: 19 Sep 2020

Time: 5:30pm

Length: 3 hours

Price: Rs 999

Participants: 20

Venue: Zoom

 

Kunal Rao has been performing standup for over 10 years in India and internationally. He is also the co-founder and ex-member of one of the country’s most popular comedy collectives, East India Comedy (EIC). In 2019, he released his first standup comedy special, “Done” on Amazon Prime Video. Kunal has been successfully running standup comedy writing workshops over the last few years, a process he enjoys thoroughly and values for its potential to exchange ideas and learn from one another. 

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