SA Writes: Comedy Writing 101

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June 4, 2019 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Toronto Public Library - Agincourt Library
155 Bonis Ave.
FREE - $5.00
Scarborough Arts

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create topical headline jokes, sketches, and humour within scripted dialogue. We will go over formatting, structure, and the art of crafting a joke in different media. Each participant will be given in-class writing exercises, light homework, see their jokes in action, and receive constructive feedback. Participants will leave the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to add humour towards their future writing endeavours.

A few years ago, Cathryn Naiker decided to leave her career in broadcasting to follow her dreams of becoming a comedy writer, comedian, and according to the British Journal of Psychiatry, completely insane. But the risk has paid off. Cathryn is the writers room Script Coordinator for The Mr. D Show, and Writer for The Beaverton. Cathryn was also a top finalist for The Writers Guild of Canada and Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program. She also wrote and co-starred in the IPF funded web series “Dhaliwal 15” with YouTube star Jus Reign. As a comedian, she has performed at top comedy festivals such as Just For Laughs 42 (Toronto), Sirius XM Top Comic, Gilda’s Club, She Dot Fest, Border City Comedy Fest, Brantford Comedy Fest, and NXNE Festival, among others. She’s an in-demand performer in Canada’s comedy scene and continues to pursue her goals of hilarious world domination.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit

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