Comedy Writing With Carter Bays, Creator of How I Met Your Mother


ASAP is excited to announce our first free comedy writing workshop with Carter Bays, Creator and Executive Producer of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM). In this workshop, you will learn about Carter's approach to writing great stories. We will begin with a short overview of some key fundamentals, including character development, act structure, and storytelling. Then, just as in a writer's room, you will have the chance to create an episode of How I Met Your Mother alongside one of the industry's top showrunners. We will finish the workshop off with a Q&A session and discussion of next steps. Our hope is that when you leave, you will feel prepared to begin writing your own original TV comedy scripts. 

Carter Bays Bio

Carter L. Bays (born August 12, 1975) is an American television showrunner, writer and producer. Along with writing partner Craig Thomas, he is best known as creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. His show has been nominated for seven primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Original Song for "Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit." Prior to How I Met Your Mother, Bays wrote for The Late Show with David Letterman for five years. You can view his whole bio at: 


The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th from 9AM to 12PM at The Capitol Post (625 North Washington Street, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA). It is open to all veterans, service members, and military family members. We have space for no more than 20 participants and we expect demand for this session to be extremely high. To apply, please complete the application at the bottom of this message to the best of your ability. 

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