The TV and Film Industry's #1 Course on Comedy


For almost 15 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan’s Punch Line Theatre.

Steve’s former students have Written or Co-written:

  • Ugly Betty
  • Big Love
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Hairspray with John Travolta
  • The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller
  • Rescue Me, The Class
  • Tenacious D, Mean Girls 2
  • Friends, Sex and the City
  • Mr. Show, SNL
  • The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart
  • Will & Grace, Joey
  • Late Night with Conan O’Brien
  • Kathy Griffin: “Strong Black Woman” special
  • Many Others!

From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy screen and TV writers, producers, directors and performers, Kaplan has worked with and coached the best. His Comedy Intensive seminar and workshop offers proven and practical methods and principles that help you reveal and understand comedy from the inside out: Why is something funny? How do you write funny? How do you make your characters funny? How do you structure a comedy story? How do you think funny so it translates from idea to page to screen? In addition to teaching his class, Kaplan has served as a consultant to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO and others.



LOS ANGELES, January 24-25, 2015 (9:00am – 4:30pm)

Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive

Venue: Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel — 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA  91505 




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Steve’s former students have been nominated for:

  • 43 Emmy Awards
  • 6 WGA Awards
  • 3 Golden Globes
  • 1 Academy Award
  • 5 SAG Awards
  • 1 American Comedy Award

And they’ve won 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards, the American Comedy Award and more!

Whether you’re writing a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, writing a spec script, or directing or producing a comedy, Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive is a must for any serious professional. Find out why the top writers, producers and directors from ABC, Disney, Dreamworks, NBC, Paramount, Touchstone Television and others attend his famed class.

Steve Kaplan has Produced, Developed or Presented:

  • Jack Black (School of Rock)
  • Nathan Lane (The Producers)
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
  • Bob Odenkirk (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mr. Show)
  • Dave Crane (Friends)
  • Peter Tolan (Analyze This, Larry Sanders)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Gangs of New York)
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Josh Malina (West Wing)
  • Mark O’Donnell (Hairspray)
  • Andy Kindler (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • Sam McMurray (King of Queens)

And Many More!

IDEAL FOR: Screenwriters, TV Writers, Producers, Directors, Creative Executives and more.

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