In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!
Gabe Abelson Politically Incorrect
The Tonight Show
GABE ABELSON spent 4-1/2 years as the head writer for "Late Show with David Letterman", garnering five Emmy nominations and three Writer´s Guild nominations. After his years at Letterman, he also worked as a staff writer at various network late night shows, including "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" (ABC), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (CBS), "Lopez Tonight" (TBS) in addition to having served as the producer / head writer for "The New Tom Green Show" (MTV). Gabe is also an accomplished stand-up comedian and actor, having toured the country and appearing on such shows as "Late Night With Conan O´Brien", "The MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour" (3 appearances), "Caroline´s Comedy Hour" (2 appearances), as well as numerous national commercials. EPK