TV Comedy Workshop

TV Comedy Writing Class for beginners and all levels. Emmy award winning showrunner Jerome Perzigian.

The TV Comedy Workshop

With: Jerry Perzigian

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weekly

Thursdays 7pm - 10pm EDT

November 1, 2018 - January 17, 2019

10 sessions

no class Nov 22 and Dec 27

Price: $1200

Includes free one-on-one consultation

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Welcome To The Writer’s Room

This is the only class of its kind—run like a real writer’s room on a 30 minute TV comedy series, taught by a professional showrunner with over 25 years of industry experience—and featuring the work of 12 talented student writers.

You’ll not only complete a half hour pilot or spec script for a tv comedy series, you’ll also collaborate on the development of your fellow students scripts for a different show each week.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn the elements of a successful half-hour comedy series, and how to write a series pilot or series spec script that shows off your talent as a writer, but also your ability to demonstrate your professionalism to every network, studio, and series producer who reads it.

By the time you’re done, you’ll not only have real world experience of working in a TV writer’s room, you’ll also a community of writers you can depend on, and a draft of a professional grade spec script or pilot episode for your own TV series.

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One-On-One Mentorship From A Teacher You Can Trust

With more than 25 years of Hollywood experience, Jerome has been a showrunner, writer, and producer on some of the most successful half-hour series in history, including “The Jeffersons,” “The Golden Girls,” “Frasier,” “The Nanny,” and “Married…with Children.”

Now, he brings a lifetime of experience directly to you as your teacher, showrunner, mentor and coach.

What About The Online Option?

You can be a part of our TV Writing Classes from anywhere in the world, through a live two way video stream! All you need is a computer, a headset, and a high speed internet connection. You’ll be able to see, hear and participate in everything, just like being in the room!

Need A Payment Plan? Just Ask.

We like working with artists, and are happy to figure out a payment plan that fits your budget. Just reserve your spot with a deposit above. You can either pay off the balance after the first class, or space out your payments in smaller installments. For more info or to set up a plan, give us a call at 917-464-3594.

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  • Jerry makes it easy to understand what needs work while being supportive. He understands what I want to say and makes suggestions that make it easier for a larger audience to understand that too. Absolutely adore him! - Ri V.
  • Three lines will be too little for the praise, respect, and admiration I have for Jerry Perzigian! He works with me to make my writing look professional, modern, and not just good, but great. He is patient, and reassuring, and funny! I’m actually going to be able to call myself a comedy writer, and Jerry is the reason. - Joi D.
  • I walked into JKS 2 years ago. That was the first night of Jerry Perzigian’s Writer’s Room for Comedy. Suffice it to say, I had never attempted to write anything for TV, let alone “comedy”, let alone in a Writer’’s Room environment where I was certain I would feel like a total idiot around other seasoned writers who actually knew what they were doing! From the first moments of that introductory session, as we observed Jerry’s demeanor, on-point humor, and conceptual clarity, I knew, as did everyone else in the room, that we had found “the real deal.” Writing comedy has truly been a life changer for me on so many levels! I’m grateful to be learning from one of the best in the business. - Cynthia J.
  • Jerry is the best kind of mentor! In true writers-room fashion, he taught me to work as a team - breaking stories, finding the smart-funny, and returning for re-writes until the script is exactly where I want it. Hands down - he's my fav! - Noelle W.

Upcoming Write Your Screenplay Classes

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TV Comedy Workshop

with: Jerry Perzigian

Thursdays 7pm - 10pm EDT

November 1st - January 17th

no class Nov 22 and Dec 27

$1200

(Need a payment plan?)

Reviews

  • Dan Nainan

    This class is absolutely amazing. I feel so fortunate to be part of this experience. Jerry is absolutely brilliant, and when I signed up for the class, I had no idea how much experience he has in this business. It really shows. I came in with an idea that I thought was pretty good for a sitcom, but Jerry came up with a brilliant idea that made it much, much better and far more hilarious.

    Also, I learned so much about the process of writing the sitcom script and collaborating, which is something I knew nothing about. I would strongly recommend this class.

    One thing I forgot to add – one of my concerns was that I travel so much and sometimes have to be out of town. What’s really, really cool is that you can dial in from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection, and you can participate in the class. In fact one or two students don’t even live in New York yet they were able to participate. The technology really works great, it’s easy to use and it’s so great that you don’t have to worry about missing classes and/or making them up.

  • Dan Nainan

    This class is absolutely amazing. I feel so fortunate to be part of this experience. Jerry is absolutely brilliant, and when I signed up for the class, I had no idea how much experience he has in this business. It really shows. I came in with an idea that I thought was pretty good for a sitcom, but Jerry came up with a brilliant idea that made it much, much better and far more hilarious.

    Also, I learned so much about the process of writing the sitcom script and collaborating, which is something I knew nothing about. I would strongly recommend this class.

  • Christina M

    Jerry is fabulous! The camaraderie you make with everyone is fabulous and supportive. Plus Jerry cares about you and your work!

  • Jamie C

    I love everything about Jerry– his stories, collaboration, teaching, and format. You WANT to take this class!

  • Joe H

    Jerry is great! He teaches collaborative structure, be prepared to be open minded!

  • Mima S

    Jerry is a great teacher with valuable insight!

  • Aaron B

    I would tell anyone who wants to write comedic television to take this class! Jerry will help you understand the elements better and help you to write quicker!

  • Cassandra A

    Jerry is insightful and funny, works with me to create better timing and hones my ideas!

  • Sean S

    I loved getting feedback about my storyline, and the joke placement really brought it together!

  • Elizabeth D

    Working with Jerry and the group gave me perspective on my writing and helped me to make it better! Jerry’s anecdotal stories were both informative and entertaining!

  • Bob B

    I loved meeting everyone, even the instructor was great!

  • Nicole S

    I loved learning the steps towards writing a full script! I really appreciated Jerry’s feedback, I feel that he helped me organized my thoughts.

  • Lauren R

    Jerry is awesome! A great mind who is brilliant with a true understanding of the craft. He is always on the writer’s side! He helped me specifically with timing and banter!

  • Jennifer H

    Jerry taught me how to create a nd use an outline, he got me to keep asking ‘what if’ and that really pushed me into writing. He’s great, it was awesome seeing how quickly he generates ideas.

  • Joi D

    Jerry is a wonderful teacher, his stories about the business could be a comedy on its own! He’s so helpful with writing, breaking down the story and the constant encouragement made me feel like I could make this a career!

  • Sophie H

    This class was so much fun and very productive! I got continuous feedback which helped me focus and then I was able to give that back to my fellow classmates.

  • Alex S

    Jerry helped me to create an outline properly, I had no idea before this class and now I do!

  • Rebecca

    Jerry is a laugh riot. And it helps that he’s also an extraordinary teacher. Definitely will be taking this one again 🙂

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