Zero to 60: A Writing Workshop with Kunal Rao
October 16 & 17 | 5PM
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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.)
For whom is this workshop (or is it ‘For who’?)?
This workshop is designed for newcomers who have not performed standup comedy at all, or tried it just a handful of times. And if you’ve been performing comedy for up to a year or two, you will still discover some writing techniques that you didn’t know of before! Together we’ll tackle the basics - ideas, writing, editing, structure.
If all goes according to plan (both mine and yours), you’ll leave the Zoom-room
and never come back with 3 minutes of material that you can take straight to the next open mic!
Together we’ll tackle:
· Why we find things funny
· Essentials of a good joke
· Joke structure
· Comedic styles
· Comedy tools, hacks and algorithms
· What to write about / what premise do I start with?
· How to expand on an idea
· That ugly beast called ‘Editing’
· ‘Why is my joke not working’?
This is an interactive workshop with limited seats - attendees will be required to keep their videos on to participate in assignments during the sessions.