Comedy Intensive with Steve Kaplan – For Writers, Actors, Influencers, Content Creators, Directors, Producers, Creative Execs, and ANYONE Who Creates Comedy!

Event Date 4 Saturdays from Oct. 2nd - 23rd, 2021: 10am 12pm PST (1pm 3pm EST)
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Hi everyone,


Here’s some info on a great COMEDY INTENSIVE coming up for writers, performers, producers, directors, influencersYouTubers, TikTokerscontent creatorscreative execs, and ANYONE who needs to know about being funny!


The class is being taught by Comedy Expert Steve Kaplan (consultant to Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, etc.), and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it!


As always, there’s a great discount for – details are below!


Feel free to forward if you know someone that would be interested – good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!




Jeffrey R. Gund

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The Industry’s #1 Course in Comedy
(without leaving your house)!



The Art, Science, and Philosophy of Comedy

The Hidden Tools of Comedy

Comedy Characters and Archetypes

Comedy Premise

The Comic Hero’s Journey




October 2nd – 23rd, 2021

(Oct. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd)

10am – 12pm PST each day (1pm-3pm EST)


ONLINE – so you can attend from ANYWHERE!

LIVE in real time via Zoom

Have to miss one? You’ll be able to stream the video on your own time as well!


Ideal for:  writers, performers, producers, directors, influencerscontent creatorsYouTubers, TikTokerscreative execs, and ANYONE who needs to know about being funny!


Whether you’re writing a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film or television series, Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive is a must for any serious professional.  Find out why the top writers, producers and directors from companies such as ABC, Disney, BBC, Dreamworks, Aardman Animation, NBC, Touchstone Television and others regularly attend his famed class.


Reveal and understand comedy from the inside out!


An interactive workshop that explains comedy and comedy writing from the inside out:  how it works, why it works, what’s going on when it doesn’t work, and most importantly, what can you do to fix it in your feature, sitcom, directing, or performance.




The Comedy Intensive Online is a four-part interactive course that explores the hidden tools and principles of comedy:  what it is, how it works, why it works, what’s happening when it’s not working, and what you can do to fix it – and offers proven and practical methods and techniques.


The Intensive includes interactive exercises, weekly assignments, Q & A time, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principles.




Class One: (October 2nd, 2021):


– Introduction and Overview

– Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

– Comedy Perception Test – Are you seeing 20/20?

– Funny vs. Comic – The difference

– The Comedy Equation

– The Hidden Tools of Comedy

– Q & A


Class Two (October 9th, 2021):


– Metaphorical Relationships

– Positive (and Negative) Actions

– Active Emotion

– Straight Line/Wavy Line

– Q & A


Class Three (October 16th, 2021):


– The Four Elements of Jokes in Narrative

– Sitcom Do’s and Don’t’s

– The Entire History of Comedy . . . in 15 minutes

– Comedy Archetypes

– Q & A


Class Four (October 23rd, 2021):


– Comic Premise – The Lie That Tells the Truth

– The Comic Hero’s Journey

– Final Q & A


“My brother Pete and I get asked all the time by young writers about our philosophy of comedy. We usually just say “try to make your comedy funny”. But from now on I’ll just tell those annoying little suck-ups to read your book. It’s all in there.”

     — Bobby Farrelly, Writer/Director, There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber



PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Members get $50 OFF!!  That’s just $200 (normally $250!) for a 4 week intensive  with top comedy expert Steve Kaplan!

UPGRADE NOW (or log in to your Premium/Pro Account) so you can take advantage of this special offer!


Or, skip the upgrade and pay regular price –


Register now at the link below:


For more information:

Call (818) 718-7570




For years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most respected and sought-after expert on comedy.  In addition to consulting and doing workshops for companies such as Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, and others, Steve has taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, and created the HBO Workspace and the HBO New Writers Program, teaching and mentoring some of the biggest writers, producers, and directors in comedy today.


His former students’ accomplishments are unmatched:  They have been nominated for 43 Emmy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 1 American Comedy Award, 6 Writers’ Guild of America Awards, and several others.  They’ve WON 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards, and the American Comedy Award.


From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers, producers, directors and performers, Kaplan has worked with and coached the best.  Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive offers proven and practical methods and principles that help you reveal and understand comedy from the inside out.  Whether you’re writing a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film or television series, Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive is a must for any serious professional.  Find out why the top writers, producers and directors from companies such as ABC, BBC, Dreamworks, Aardman Animation, NBC, Touchstone Television, and others regularly attend his famed class.




“I’ve always been told – and have told others – funny can’t be taught. After reading Steve Kaplan’s thoughtful, informative and yes, funny book – I stand corrected. A great read for anyone wanting to break into the comedy game. And for those already in the game, a breezy, welcome jolt of education and inspiration.”

     —Peter Tolan, The Larry Sanders Show, Analyze This


“Great job! Everybody really loved your seminar! You’ve completely made a whole new group of friends here at Dreamworks.”

     — John Tarnoff, VP at Dreamworks


“Steve Kaplan was a very important influence on me as a young performer and writer. Many of his techniques for analyzing a comedy scene I still use to this day. Although, I make sure I never give him credit.”

     — Steve Skrovan, Writer/Producer for Everybody Loves Raymond


“The material he covered confirmed some things we had only guessed at and also opened new doors. There were several moments when his observations rang bells, lit bulbs, threw switches. Simple human truths are often like that. We slap our foreheads and say, ‘I knew that – why did I never think it?’ Wise men like Kaplan tell us things written in our DNA.”

     — Tim Ferguson – Writer/ Producer


“My classes in London were a tremendous hit and your Hidden Tools were
a big part of it. Thanks to taking your intensive, I had a terrific framework to build my class around. I came to your intensive to see if comedy could be taught, and learned; and I came away with the assurance that it can. I now have so many valuable tools that will forever effect my teaching, directing and performing. I don’t look at comedy the same way anymore, and because of you, I am a better artist.”

     — Peter Michael Marino, Actor, Writer, Teacher.


“I really enjoyed this weekend, thank you. I thought I was going to hate it because I’ve always thought no one can teach how to do comedy. I was wrong.”

     — Josh Thomas, “Just Like Me


Kaplan’s former students have written or co-written:

Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Big Love, King of Queens, Analyze This, The Comeback, Friends, Fun with Dick and Jane, ‘Til Death, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and hundreds of others.



Register now at the link below:


For more information:

Call (818) 718-7570



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