Hone your funny bone in this class for writers of all levels to learn and practice the fundamentals of comedy writing. This course will cover the basics of writing humor for an array of genres – including short stories, plays, film, and poems. Through close readings of influential and contemporary humorists, and plenty of in-class exercises, students will refine their comedic timing, plotting, and style. Students will also be asked to share their work with the class. Bring us your wacky quarantine adventures, your absurdist slam-poetry, your political satire! We welcome anyone with a funny story to tell, which is everyone.