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INTRO TO COMEDY WRITING | MARCH 9

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

- $150

Tuition: $150

Description: Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas and how to outline a scene/story-structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. Conduct/Content – PG 13

When: SATURDAY MARCH 9th
11am – 2pm SESSION ONE
BREAK 2-3pm
3pm-6pm SESSION TWO

Where: Actor’s Rep 1000 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401

Instructor: Rich Talarico

Meet the instructor: RICH TALARICO IS A PEABODY® AWARD WINNER WHO BOASTS FOUR EMMY® NOMINATIONS, AND FOUR WRITERS GUILD AWARD NOMS.

Rich is an established writer/producer best known for his work on Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and more. Rich wrote and produced on MADtv, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review.

Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s Etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was a performer and teacher at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” – co-created long-form improv shows like “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters,” and “Dasariski.”

Rich has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity, and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant.
— More at richtalarico.com

QUOTES:

“Rich knows how to write sketches — that much is obvious. But it was clear that he loves helping people get better too. . . I have never had a sketch class that helps people so much with how to think about comedy. Don’t wait to find a better sketch class. It might not come along.”

— Tim Marks, The KC Improv Company and Co-Founder of Fountain City Sketch Company

“I seriously don’t think I’ve had the chance to absorb that much good content in a small amount of time ever… even in college!”

— Jessica Christopher, Writing Student

“I learned more about sketch writing in this class than any other class I’ve taken in the past.”

— Mirejah Cruz, Student

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Cost:
$150
Event Categories:
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Venue

Actor’s Rep Theatre
1000 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Phone
561-833-7529

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Cost:
$150
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Actor’s Rep Theatre
1000 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
561-833-7529