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Steve Martin Teaches Comedy

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Overview

Teaches Comedy

One of Steve’s first gigs was at the drive-in movies. When the audience liked a joke, they honked. In this comedy class, Steve shares insights from performing for cars and humans over a 50-year career spanning sold-out arenas and blockbuster films. Learn how to find your voice, gather material, develop an act, and take your comedy writing to the next level.

Syllabus

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1. Introduction
2. Getting Started in Comedy
3. Gathering Material
4. Finding Your Comedic Voice
5. Developing a Comedic Persona
6. Jokes and Bits
7. Delivery
8. Crafting Your Act
9. Student Session: Workshopping Nalini's First Stand-Up Act
10. Student Session: Workshopping Tim's Act
11. Opening and Closing Your Act
12. Profanity and Morality
13. Growing as a Performer
14. Nerves, Hecklers, and Bombing
15. A Life In the Arts
16. Creating Characters
17. Story Techniques
18. Screenwriting Case Study: Roxanne
19. Editing
20. Editing (cont'd)
21. Writing Case Study: Meteor Shower
22. Steve's Comedic Inspirations
23. Steve's Journey
24. Final Thoughts
25. Bonus Case Study: Speeches

Taught by

Steve Martin

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