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Writing for Comedy

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June 8 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Do you want to write the next big comedy? Do you want to write something that brings people joy? Do you dream of writing a movie that won’t get nearly as much respect as a drama and, historically speaking, will have virtually no chance at an Oscar? Well, this is a good place to start. In this two-evening course, you’ll learn some basics about character, structure, and jokes to set you on your path towards comedy screenwriting glory and tens of dollars. 

Leonard Chan is a writer/comedian from Toronto, Canada. As a comedian, he has been heard on CBC’s The Debaters, Laugh Out Loud, and Sirius/XM radio and seen on stage at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, JFL42, StandUp NBC in New York, and Just For Laughs in Montreal. As a writer, he’s spent a little time in the writer’s room for international hit Kim’s Convenience, 16 Hudson, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

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Zoom Account (register for the free account here).

Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on Monday, June 7th.

PWYC Pricing

This workshop is PWYC by donation (with a minimum donation of $30 to register). Fees for this workshop can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email access@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca.

Cancellation Policy

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.