Comedy Writers Meetup

  • July 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Edmondson Pike Library

“It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.” Jack Lemmon

If this strikes a chord with you, you are probably a comedy writer. I know. It’s hard to accept. I’m sorry. The good news is you are not alone.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about comedy writing. Whether you write long-form, sketch, stand-up, film, blogs, Youtube videos, comedic songs, plays, short stories…you are welcome! I also hope to explore the benefits of improv as a writing tool.

If you would like to present your work, please keep your selection to five pages, double-spaced in an 11-12 Comic Sans font (couldn't resist). It is helpful to bring copies for everyone.

If you are interested in performing a routine or sharing a video via laptop or tablet, please keep it to 5 minutes. Since comedy can be pretty subjective, writers will be asked what kind of feedback they wish to receive. No one should feel obligated to share. Just come for the laughs.

https://www.facebook.com/nashvillecomedywriters




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  • Matthew R.

    Hi, I'm struggling to find the best place to post this. I look forward to attending future comedy meetups, but I'm also a comic looking for a writing partner(s). I've been an open-miker for a couple years and I'm currently working through Judy Greer's "Comedy Bible". I'd be happy to share the book or print out exercises, though it isn't necessary; the only requirement is someone willing to exchange feedback on jokes. It's best in person, to hear jokes out loud, but exchanging emails can also work between meetings. It would be great to meet some other performers wanting to attend open-mics as well. Thanks

    July 19, 2014

    • George W.

      Hi Matt..I would be interested in that. What is your e-mail address?

      July 20, 2014

  • TOM D.

    Lots of fun, lots of informative ideas and great fellowship !!!

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice, funny, considerate

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Kathleen C.

    I had to cancel, take my place

    July 16, 2014

  • TOM D.

    If a spot opens by 5 I'm in range.

    July 16, 2014

    • Darin

      Hi Tom. Please join us. We'll make room!

      1 · July 16, 2014

    • Lily

      YOu can have mine. I've got stuff coming up unexpectedly.

      July 16, 2014

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