February 24, 2011

Comedy writing class studies science of laughter

Posted: Feb 24, 2011 | 4 min 36 sec

If you ever wondered what it would be like to write for Comedy Central television programs such as "The Colbert Report" or "The Daily Show," the ASU Film and Media Studies 494 course "Broadcast Comedy Writing" will give you a good idea.

Taught by professor Brad Gyori, former head writer for E's "Talk Soup," the class teaches students how to pitch, write and produce comedy sketches. Looming deadlines, strict guidelines and constant creative collaboration all serve to create a realistic experience of working on a television show that will appear for broadcast.

Video courtesy of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences video communications group. Christopher Coco, one of Gyori's students, directed and edited this video.

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