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Writing Funny

Discover the comic in yourself and transform your experiencesinto effective stories, flash memoirs, poems, personal essays,portraits, and sketches that have a real comic edge as well as anemotional validity. Hyperbole, deadpan, slapstick, irony,non-sequiturs, repetition, punchlines, improv-we'll work with allthe techniques of humor to write our own pieces. We'll also payattention to comedy bits from Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, WandaSykes, Lily Tomlin, David Sedaris, Iliza Schlesinger, WoodyAllen, Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle, Fred Arnesen, Tina Faye,Chris Rock, Aziz Anzari, Kate Mckinnon, Mindy Kaling, and AmyPoehler; TV shows such as Seinfeld, the Lucy Show, Carol BurnettShow, Inside Amy Schumer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Keyand Peele, Saturday Night Live, Broad City; and current comedyfilms.

Section: IAENG-304-01
Credits: 4
Faculty: Jeffrey H Friedman
Days: MW
Times: 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW)
Start/End Date: 02/15/21 - 05/28/21
Instruction Method: Online Course
Comments: Discover the comic in yourself and transform your experiencesinto effective stories, flash memoirs, poems, personal essays,portraits, and sketches that have a real comic edge as well as anemotional validity. Hyperbole, deadpan, slapstick, irony,non-sequiturs, repetition, punchlines, improv-we'll work with allthe techniques of humor to write our own pieces. We'll also payattention to comedy bits from Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, WandaSykes, Lily Tomlin, David Sedaris, Iliza Schlesinger, WoodyAllen, Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle, Fred Arnesen, Tina Faye,Chris Rock, Aziz Anzari, Kate Mckinnon, Mindy Kaling, and AmyPoehler; TV shows such as Seinfeld, the Lucy Show, Carol BurnettShow, Inside Amy Schumer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Keyand Peele, Saturday Night Live, Broad City; and current comedyfilms.

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