AUGUST 1 – ACTING IN TV COMEDY: CHARACTER, TEXT & TIMING

“What makes a character comedic is his intense commitment to an absurd objective. The more intensely a character goes after something unimportant, the funnier it is. And the character’s not really in danger – he just thinks he is. If he was, it would be drama.”  – Michael D. Cohen

Comedy is a challenging genre in that it can demand precise timing, intense character commitment, and an authentic connection to heightened reality.  In addition to the basics like understanding the scene and what the character wants, actors have the additional tasks of finding the comedic rhythm and nailing the jokes. In this hands on workshop, Michael will work with actors to explore how to create comedic characters by analyzing the text, bringing your authentic self to the role, and finding the timing in the dialogue.  Some volunteers will be taken from the audience to work at the front of the room. Bring a TV scene/audition in case you are selected to work.

August 1st, 7-9pm

SAG-AFTRA Hollywood

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