Oct 27, 2020    
7:00 pm PDT - 8:30 pm PDT

Event Type

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 9 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT

Moderator: Gary Young

Brad Schreiber
Steve Kaplan
Mark Miller
Marilyn Anderson

IWOSC members – free
Non-members – $15

Reservations via this RSVP form are required for all attendees.
You’ll need to register (and pay) for each attendee separately.
For non-members, payment form and instructions follows your RSVP submission.
Deadline: space permitting, noon Tuesday, the day of the meeting.

Dying is easy; comedy is difficult,” especially these days.

But we persist because we can. From the farces of Feydeau, Baudelaire, and Wilde, on to George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Larry Gelbart, Terry Southern, Paddy Chayefsky, and Norman Lear, right on through to Dave Chappelle, Mindy Kaling, and Stephen Colbert today, blistering social satire and, yes, even a few organic laughs are necessary for our sanity.

  • How do we incorporate humor and zest to spice up our memoirs, novels, and screenplays (especially if they AREN’T straight up comedies)?
  • How do we take our comedies and farces up to the next level?
  • Are there any “boundaries” to humor in today’s era of cancel-culture and sensitivity?
  • What makes something funny in the first place?
  • Are there such things as funny numbers and letters?
  • Structure.
  • Too soon?
  • and MORE…
  • Plus your questions.

As the late great Chuck Barris used to joke, “all this and less” (actually much more!) will be covered by our stellar panel of luminary laugh-makers and wisecracking writers!

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