Want to get to the heart of comedy? Look no further than this week’s episode, as host Gray Jones interviews comedy guru Steve Kaplan.
Steve Kaplan Bio:
For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after expert on comedy. His first book, “The Hidden Tools of Comedy,” is a best-seller in its field, and his new book, “The Comic Hero’s Journey: Serious Story Structure for Fabulously Funny Films” was recently published.
In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. In addition to development projects for HBO, he has taught workshops at companies such as DreamWorks, Disney Animation, Aardman Animation, NBC’s Writers on the Verge, and others.
In addition to private coaching and one-on-one consultations, Steve has taught his Comedy Intensive workshops to thousands of students around the world, including–in pre-pandemic times–Los Angeles, New York, Australia and Mumbai. He’s presently teaching online via Zoom. You can find out all about it at KaplanComedy.com.
Follow Steve on Twitter: @skcomedy.
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