|Semester and Year||FA 2012|
|Time||3:30 PM - 6:10 PM|
This course introduces students to writing for the world of late night television. Every talk show host has a unique voice and style. Work will include learning how to write opening monologues for The Daily Show , The Colbert Report , Chelsea Lately, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel among others. Other subjects we will cover include understanding the difference between a sketch and a bit, how to structure a joke, and and how to find material. Work will also involve writing sketches such as those on Saturday Night Live . Students will learn how to go from idea, to building the sketch, to completing it and rewriting it to make it funnier. Writing assignments may include creating original on-going sketch characters, a Letterman Top Ten List, fake news items ala Weekend Update and writing short film parodies.
Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)