Harvardwood Presents: The Hidden Tools of Comedy with Steve Kaplan

April 15, 2021 at 4:00pm - 6pm

Pacific Standard Time

What is comedy? How does it work? Why does it work? And, most importantly, what's going on when it doesn't work? This session moves past the myths and misunderstanding of comedy, and provides you with usable, practical tools that can elevate your comic writing, directing or performing. 

Steve Kaplan Bio

For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the industry's most respected and sought-after expert on comedy. His first book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy, is a best-seller in its field, and his new book, The Comic Hero's Journey: Serious Story Structure for Fabulously Funny Films was recently published.

In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. In addition to development projects for HBO, he has taught workshops at companies such as DreamWorks, Disney Animation, Aardman Animation, NBC's Writers on the Verge, and others.

In addition to private coaching and one-on-one consultations, Steve has taught his Comedy Intensive workshops to thousands of students around the world, including--in pre-pandemic times--Los Angeles, New York, Australia and Mumbai. He's presently teaching online on Zoom. You can find out all about it at KaplanComedy.com.

Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

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