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COMEDY WRITING CRASH COURSE - FOR TV, STAGE & FILM W. RICH TALARICO Wednesday Nights

Rich shares insights and techniques from his 20+ years experience in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to brainstorm. 3 SESSIONS 3 HOURS PER SESSION

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COMEDY WRITING CRASH COURSE - FOR TV, STAGE & FILM  W. RICH TALARICO Wednesday Nights
COMEDY WRITING CRASH COURSE - FOR TV, STAGE & FILM  W. RICH TALARICO Wednesday Nights

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Jul 06, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT – Jul 20, 2022, 10:00 PM CDT

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First, from Wendy at Improv Dallas: "Rich is a wonderful instructor and mentor for writing and gives a tremendous guide to writing with homework that will have you doing so much on your own. His feedback on your work is true industry insight. Super glad to have his talent available to us."

COMEDY WRITING CRASH COURSE - FOR TV, STAGE & FILM

W. RICH TALARICO

3 SESSIONS

3 HOURS PER SESSION

6-8 STUDENTS

(Beginner/Intermediate)

(no recording or photos)

Rich shares insights and techniques from his 20+ years experience in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to brainstorm and pitch, about story structure, how to format and write a scene and how to contribute to other students pitches, a valuable writers’ room skill.

This class will include a free Q&A / Meet & Greet with Rich co-hosted by Wendy Pennington

(Open to community but specifically for the students of the session, Rich will hear Students’ needs and wants and incorporate into the session.)

FREE ONE HOUR MEET AND GREET

SATURDAY, JUNE 4th

10am-11am CENTRAL

3 REGULAR SESSIONS

SATURDAY MORNINGS

10am-1pm CENTRAL TIME

SAT JUNE 11th

SAT JUNE 18th

SAT JULY 25th

RICH TALARICO BIO

Rich Talarico wrote Key & Peele favorites; Substitute Teacher, Kareem and Jahar, Dueling Hatz, Racist Zombies, Teaching Center, and many more. Rich has also written/produced “Review” for Comedy Central, FOX’s “MADtv,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as well as “The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno.” Rich wrote on the NBC Must See TV: Tribute to James Burrows as well as NBC's Red Nose Day and NBC's New Years's Rockin' Eve hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Rich produced and wrote comedian Frank Caliendo's “Frank TV“ for TBS. Rich was a writer/performer on “The Sketch Pad” for HBO. Rich did script punch-ups on Tina Fey's “Mean Girls” and Jordan Peele's “Get Out.”

Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City in 1992 and then did a stint on the road with Second City’s National Touring Company performing "The Best Of The Second City." Rich co-created five original sketch comedy revues with Second City's Etc. and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich worked extensively at Improv Olympic (now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich performed with the early casts of Chicago’s longest running improv show: “The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny,” and performed on iO house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring.” Rich co-created the scripted hit parody "The Roof Is On Fiddler" with TJ Shanoff and co-created the long-form improv shows “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters” and “Dasariski.”

As an actor, Rich has appeared on Comedy Central’s "Review,” "MADtv," “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” and the feature film “High Fidelity.” Rich has appeared in numerous TV commercials, most notably A&W Rootbeer’s classic ad, “Mr. Dumass.”

richtalarico.com

TWITTER: @richtalarico

VIDEO K&P HIGHLIGHTS RT: https://vimeo.com/592915050

Tickets

  • June Comedy Writing with Rich

    Meet & greet then 3 sessions

    $199.00
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