3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
$49 members (sign in for member pricing)
Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.
Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, May 18. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate – $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers – as long as seats are available. Thank you!
Location Note: This class is held in Moody Hall, Room 204. This is a different building from past years’ classes at St. Edward’s University. You can find a campus map here.
Think funny writers are natural comedians? Not always! Comedy is a craft that can be learned like any other. This class will introduce tips, tricks, and easy ways to lighten up dialogue and prose to be more humorous in conceptual humor pieces. The class will cover:
- Types of humor (parody, satire, comedic monologues, and others)
- Strategies and appropriateness for each type
- Outlets that accept humor submissions
- Ways to raise your profile as a humor writer
About the instructor:
Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer and blogger who lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. In the past few years, she has written for a number of publications including McSweeneys, and for Esther’s Follies, Austin’s famous comedy revue. She has also been a commentator on Austin’s NPR station, KUT. Wendi is one of the creators of Mouthy Housewives and the much-lauded twitter feed @paulryangosling. She is also a writer for US Weekly magazine’s Fashion Police.