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Writing Comedy: a 4-part series

Writing Comedy: a 4-part series Online

If you’ve ever had to give a best man or woman speech, a roast, or MC a show, and didn’t know how to make it funny or engaging, then this class is for you. If people say you’re funny, but you don’t know how to hone your skills or even where to start, then this class is for you. If your fantasy football punishment is to do stand-up comedy, then you need to get better at fantasy football, also this class is for you. But before you grab the mic or step on stage, there’s writing, practicing, editing, and rewriting, and that’s what this class is all about. We’ll also explore comedy ethics and politics, and sketch comedy. 

Hilary Bluestein-Lyons (she/they) is a playwright, screenwriter, poet, stand-up comic, director, comedy improviser, and actor. She received a degree in Creative Writing (poetry) from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her plays, Call My Dead Wife and HisStory are published through Next Stage Press. Petrified Forest is included in the Smith & Kraus anthology, Best 10-Minute Plays of 2022. And a monologue from Martin's Treehouse is included in the Smith & Kraus anthology, Best Men's Monologues of 2022. She has produced many shows for the Rochester Fringe Festival, and many of her plays have been produced throughout the country. She is currently the producer and host of Let the Chips Fall, a monthly improvised stand-up show. Hilary lives in Rochester, NY where she teaches playwriting and improv, performs stand-up comedy, and draws her inspiration and sense of humor from her six kids, two wacky cats, a Yorkie and five chickens. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Honor Roll! an advocacy group of women+ playwrights over 40.

Dates & Times:
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, February 6, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, February 13, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, February 20, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, February 27, 2023
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Department - Arts & Literature     Subject - Writing  

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.


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