Funny Business: Finding Your Comedic Voice On the Page & In the Room

Woods Hole Film Festival Writers Symposium presents three days of comedy writing, observations, and war stories with veteran TV comedy writer Steve Young. Friday, February 19 - Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Click for more details)

  • 1020 minutes
  • Schedule
    Friday, February 19 • 6pm-9pm
    Saturday, February 20 • 10am-5pm
    Sunday, February 21 • 10am-5pm
    All times EST.

    About The Symposium
    So, you're funny. Now what? Could writing and creating comedy be your hobby, or even your career? In this multi-day workshop with former Letterman and Simpsons writer Steve Young, you'll get an insider's glimpse of what it's like to be a professional television comedy writer, and a chance to help develop your own comedy writing chops via exercises and discussion. You'll team up with fellow participants as a taste of a collaborative writers room and learn about the skills needed to work in that environment. Don't miss this chance to up your comedy game!

    About Steve Young
    For 25 years, Steve Young wrote for David Letterman's Late Night and Late Show programs. He also wrote for The Simpsons and wrote the Matt Groening-produced animated Christmas special, Olive the Other Reindeer. Most recent credits: NBC's Maya & Marty variety show, Harry Connick Jr.'s show Harry, and HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars. A Harvard graduate, Steve teaches television history at New York University. He is the co-author of "Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals,” and is the main subject of the acclaimed comedy music documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway. More information at
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About Woods Hole Film Festival

The Woods Hole Film Festival is presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to: organize the annual Festival; form relationships and strategic alliances with other film festivals and organizations to showcase independent film; emphasize the work of emerging and New England filmmakers; showcase the work of independent filmmakers who have a relationship to Cape Cod or whose films are relevant to or enhance the quality of life on Cape Cod and to develop and foster a creative independent film community within the Festival and on Cape Cod. The Festival also works with individuals, businesses and institutions to develop and present programs and events that further its goals.

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