Thursday 2/29 – Thursday 4/4

18+

$299.00 + fees

PREREQUISITE: YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1 LATE NIGHT WRITING OR EQUIVALENT AT ANOTHER COMEDY THEATER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS CLASS. In the comment section of Checkout, please list when you took said classes and who your instructors were. If you have NOT completed Level 1 Late Night Writing, you may send a sample Late-Night packet for approval by Director of Class and Instructor. Please reach out to classes@thepit-nyc.com for more information on submission requirements.

If you fail to meet the prerequisites for this course and continue to register anyway, we will have to transfer you out and add the balance as class credit, to be used for other classes.

 

In Late Night TV-Style Writing Level 2, students will build off of the concepts covered in Level 1 to learn how to create late-night segments that highlight the comedic voices of both themselves and others.

In this class, we will cover Comedic POV, develop long-form pieces on a topic, like Seth Meyers, “A Closer Look,” John Oliver, Samatha Bee, Colbert, Daily Show, etc., work on coming up with extra segments with celebrity guests, and more! We will discuss how to use all of the concepts covered in the program to build a pitch packet for your own show/content!

This class will include a capstone 1 on 1 zoom meeting with the Instructor to review students’ Show Pitch Packet or Revised Late Night Packet.

This class is perfect writers of all experience with a desire to begin their late-night journey in a supportive, collaborative writers room under the guidance of a PIT Instructor!

Late Night-Style Writing Level 2 Elective - Mike Brian Fogarty

Calendar for Level 2 Late Night Writing | Fogarty

  • 7:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 7:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 7:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 7:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

  • 7:00pm

    Global Comedy Studios

    New York, NY

Instructor

Mike Brian Fogarty is a comedy writer, director, performer, and producer based in New York City.  He is the founding member and executive producer of the sketch comedy show Backdoor Barbecue, one of the PIT’s longest running sketch comedy shows, where he also hosts and writes the show’s recurring comedy news segment News in Review.

Since beginning his comedy career in 2014, Mike has been a writer, performer, and director on Old School Sketch Show, a member of the PIT Sketch House team RunDMV, the co-host/head writer of the late-night style talk show At the Moment, and has had his shows and writing featured on The Second City Network, NYC Sketchfest, and more!

Mike has studied sketch comedy, late-night and sitcom TV writing, satire, and comedy performance at The Second City as well as sketch comedy and long-form improvisation at the Peoples Improv Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

He loves writing comedy that is collaborative, fast and fun, knows how to make an exceptionally passable french onion soup, and is a CPA who absolutely cannot do your taxes (trust me – neither of us want that)!