Have you ever wondered how late night shows put together a funny and topical monologue night after night? This session will pull back the stage curtain and show you how it's done, exploring how topics are chosen and monologue jokes are constructed. We'll also look at how to write in the host's voice, what it's like in the writer's room and how to prepare a writing packet for submission. Session will include an in-class writing and performing exercise.
Now that you’ve done your first three minutes in front of a live audience it’s time to build on that towards your 5 minutes. If you look up first time appearances of all your favorite stand ups on late night tv from Carson to now, it will generally be around 5 minutes. A tight 5 minutes can take you a long way!