Crash Course: Comedy Edition

Briana Hansen
Director of Writer Outreach @ Roadmap Writers
Tuesdays 6/23 & 6/30 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm PT

Comedy, comedy, comedy. Arguably one of the hardest things to write, pitch and market. How do you know your sense of humor is in hitting the mark? Did you structure that script/pitch for maximum comedic impact? And what about writing and pitching jokes? 

Take this special two week clinic to learn all the inside information on how comedy works and how to present your idea to appeal to execs! 

This 2-Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Building blocks of comedy
  • Expectations and the different types of comedy
  • Best pitching practices
  • Feedback on your pitch
  • Live Q&A!

What previous students have said:

I learned so much from Briana’s comedy class. It really helped me understand where my sense of humor and my project fits in the marketplace. Briana has an exuberant energy which is so welcoming. Her whipsmart feedback on our writing and pitches was so very helpful. I never knew pitching could be fun until Briana’s class. Worth every penny!

 - Lucinda Spurling

Briana’s class will help you conceptualize your comedic stories and characters, regardless of your sensibility or brand of humor. In two weeks she was able to walk us through the various types of comedic stories and character archetypes, and also offered very practical feedback on our projects and pitches in real-time. Briana is a very engaging instructor with clear expertise punching up scripts. Her crystal-clear understanding of how to ‘bring the funny’ to the page really shines through in this course. It would take a more in-depth class with her in a heartbeat.

- Monica Romero

About Your Host

Briana Hansen is a comedic writer and actress currently based in LA. A big fan of shaking up traditional narratives, she recently wrote, produced, and starred in an interactive Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style sketch comedy show for AmazeVR which will be available on Oculus in early spring 2020. She studied writing, improvisation, and sketch performance at The Second City Chicago, iO, The Groundlings, UCB, and a bunch of other places you've probably never heard of. She performs regularly at The Westside Comedy Theater with Mission IMPROVable, tours the country with multiple educational and entertainment-oriented shows for colleges, contributes to a number of online publications as a freelance writer, and works regularly as an actress and Voice-Over artist. She also has a stand-up comedy special on Amazon called "Articulate Neanderthal." She is repped by WSA Entertainment and The Library Agency.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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