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Intro to Comedy Writing w. Rich Talarico

Learn Comedy Writing from the comedy writing master, Rich Talarico!

  • Starts Jun 4
  • 200 US dollars
  • Zoom

Available spots

Service Description

Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years 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 write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas and how to outline a scene/story-structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. Class will cover runners and desk pieces, character pieces as well as a wide variety of sketch types. Students will learn how to contribute to others’ work; a vital writers room skill. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RICH TALARICO IS A PEABODY® AWARD WINNER WHO BOASTS FOUR EMMY® NOMINATIONS, AND FOUR WRITERS GUILD AWARD NOMS. Rich is an actor, comedian, improviser and established writer/producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and many more. Rich wrote and produced on MADtv, The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review. Rich did punch-up work on the original Mean Girls and Get Out. Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s Etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was a performer and teacher at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” – while co-creating long-form improv shows like “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters,” and “Dasariski.” As an actor, Rich has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity, and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant. — More at

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, you must contact at least 24 hours prior to the course. Upon rescheduling or canceling, course credit will be provided to you. There are no refunds for courses.

Contact Details


3801 S Pine Island Rd, Davie, FL 33328, USA

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