Judd Apatow: To Write a Comedy, Don't | MasterClass Moments | MasterClass
At the center of the 40-Year-Old Virgin is a serious story about personal shame, explains Judd Apatow. That's why it succeeds as a comedy.
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In his first-ever online class, award-winning director, writer, producer, and comedian Judd Apatow teaches his process for creating great comedy. You’ll learn how to create hilarious storylines, write great stand-up, and direct comedies that leave audiences laughing.
Judd Apatow is one of the most successful, influential, and respected comedic minds of our time. He has spent his entire life in pursuit of comedy—starting with his first job washing dishes at a local comedy club, just so he could be close to the action.
Since then, Apatow has built an empire of “funny” as a writer, director, producer, and stand-up act. From Bridesmaids to Knocked Up to Freaks and Geeks, his work has been nominated for numerous awards and set box office records. In addition to his signature brand of comedy, which marries gut-busting raunchiness with relatable characters and heartfelt emotion, he is known for his uncanny ability to identify up-and-coming talent. At his core, Apatow is a champion of the underdog and this is reflected in his work, as well as his activism and his philanthropy.
Judd Apatow’s MasterClass teaches you a new way to think about comedy. Through case studies, scene breakdowns, and candid stories, you’ll learn everything he knows about the art of making people laugh.
In this online comedy class, you’ll learn how to:
• Find comedic inspiration
• Mine your life for material
• Outline and structure stories for film and TV
• Write stand-up material
• Write comic dialogue
• Pitch projects to studios and networks
• Work with actors
• Navigate the entertainment industry
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• Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television: https://www.masterclass.com/sr
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