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Comedy Writers of Atlanta

The purpose of this meetup is for comedy writers to:
a) Get together and support each other on our projects;
b) Get “unblocked” by practicing exercises that consistently and reliably create excellent comedy;
c) Occasionally connect talented local comedy writers with talented local actors, actresses, directors and producers, and see what kinds of cool projects can emerge

Each meeting can consist of some combination of:
• Writing together – easy, quick exercises to get the funny juices flowing

• Reading together – group or table reads of stuff you’ve worked on, along with feedback. A group is only as good as the feedback it gives, so we’ll have guidelines on how to give and receive good feedback. We may also periodically invite local actors, actresses, and directors to add some flavor to a table read.

• Supporting each other – writing comedy can be hard, and sometimes it’s good to just hang out with other writers. We’ll use a few great books for the exercises.

So if you’re funny and want to get funnier, or just want to hang with other funny people, join up. See you there.

Upcoming events (5)

Weekly Comedy writing meetup

Online event

Each week's agenda: 1) Greeting new members 2) Loosening up: exercises to warm up for writing comedy 3) Weekly lesson - our technique for writing comedy is character based, so each week contains deeper exercises for developing comic characters, scenes, etc. 4) Project review - group read and feedback on your project, following our guidelines for delivering quality feedback to a comedy writer This final note: Our group is about helping one another and creating a community of writers who love and support each other. Even if you have not written anything that week, please be disciplined and honorable and come to support your friends and fellow writers. Don't be one of those people who only show up when they need something, or have written and want feedback. Be there for your colleagues and they will be there for you! We're aiming to create a deeply supportive community that is consistently and reliably funny. Plus, we cover new techniques each week for how to create the funny. So, would love to see you there on the regular! Thanks.

Weekly Comedy writing meetup

Online event

Each week's agenda: 1) Greeting new members 2) Loosening up: exercises to warm up for writing comedy 3) Weekly lesson - our technique for writing comedy is character based, so each week contains deeper exercises for developing comic characters, scenes, etc. 4) Project review - group read and feedback on your project, following our guidelines for delivering quality feedback to a comedy writer This final note: Our group is about helping one another and creating a community of writers who love and support each other. Even if you have not written anything that week, please be disciplined and honorable and come to support your friends and fellow writers. Don't be one of those people who only show up when they need something, or have written and want feedback. Be there for your colleagues and they will be there for you! We're aiming to create a deeply supportive community that is consistently and reliably funny. Plus, we cover new techniques each week for how to create the funny. So, would love to see you there on the regular! Thanks.

Weekly Comedy writing meetup

Online event

Each week's agenda: 1) Greeting new members 2) Loosening up: exercises to warm up for writing comedy 3) Weekly lesson - our technique for writing comedy is character based, so each week contains deeper exercises for developing comic characters, scenes, etc. 4) Project review - group read and feedback on your project, following our guidelines for delivering quality feedback to a comedy writer This final note: Our group is about helping one another and creating a community of writers who love and support each other. Even if you have not written anything that week, please be disciplined and honorable and come to support your friends and fellow writers. Don't be one of those people who only show up when they need something, or have written and want feedback. Be there for your colleagues and they will be there for you! We're aiming to create a deeply supportive community that is consistently and reliably funny. Plus, we cover new techniques each week for how to create the funny. So, would love to see you there on the regular! Thanks.

Weekly Comedy writing meetup

Online event

Each week's agenda: 1) Greeting new members 2) Loosening up: exercises to warm up for writing comedy 3) Weekly lesson - our technique for writing comedy is character based, so each week contains deeper exercises for developing comic characters, scenes, etc. 4) Project review - group read and feedback on your project, following our guidelines for delivering quality feedback to a comedy writer This final note: Our group is about helping one another and creating a community of writers who love and support each other. Even if you have not written anything that week, please be disciplined and honorable and come to support your friends and fellow writers. Don't be one of those people who only show up when they need something, or have written and want feedback. Be there for your colleagues and they will be there for you! We're aiming to create a deeply supportive community that is consistently and reliably funny. Plus, we cover new techniques each week for how to create the funny. So, would love to see you there on the regular! Thanks.

Past events (18)

Weekly Comedy writing meetup

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