Comedy Writing for Television – Instructor: Buddy Lewis

TEACHER will break down how to write a great sitcom pilot that can build your world, show your style, and appeal to both executives and audiences. You’ll learn the difference between premise-based and character-based sitcoms, how to find the balance between jokes and story, the proper structure of a sitcom pilot, episodic vs. serialized, and if cold opens and tags are still a thing…and if you do it right, you’ll also learn how to make your friends and family laugh…just kidding, they’re really your biggest critics. 

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Who doesn’t love comedy? Wait…who doesn’t love to laugh? Exactly…the landscape of situational comedy has been a constant throughout the years even with the introduction of dramedies, new networks, new trends, and more. From MARTIN AND MARRIED WITH CHILDREN all the way to BLACKISH and THE GOOD GIRLS, there will always be a place for classic comedy moments, fresh ideas, and beloved characters that come back week after week (or hour after hour if you binge all at once), many of those birthed by new emerging writers. This class will help you bring your great idea for a sitcom to life and your pilot script to go with it….but first you have to write that pilot. And you can’t win a championship without a playbook. This webinar will get you to the championship by teaching you how to set up the world, get your audience attached to your characters, and how to make sure you include enough jokes while still having a fresh story that hasn’t been seen before.  

TEACHER will break down how to write a great sitcom pilot that can build your world, show your style, and appeal to both executives and audiences. You’ll learn the difference between premise-based and character-based sitcoms, how to find the balance between jokes and story, the proper structure of a sitcom pilot, episodic vs. serialized, and if cold opens and tags are still a thing…and if you do it right, you’ll also learn how to make your friends and family laugh…just kidding, they’re really your biggest critics.

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