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Comedy Writing Workshop with Carter Bays

  • Capitol Post 625 N Washington St. STE 425 Alexandria, VA 22314 United States (map)

Overview: Join us for an exciting comedy writing workshop with How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) co-creator Carter Bays! Learn how to write a pilot for a television series, from concept to outline to script. Topics will include creating strong characters, crafting a compelling story, and translating it all onto the page. We'll use the pilot for HIMYM as a reference, as we work to bring our own ideas to life on the small screen.

When & Where: This workshop will take place at the Capitol Post, ASAP’s office, located at 625 N Washington St. Ste #425, Alexandria, VA 22314 and will be available on two separate dates to ensure more space for participation. The Comedy Writing Workshop will be available on Saturday, June 22 from 2 PM - 5 PM or Sunday, June 23 from 10 AM - 1 PM. You can indicate your preferred date when applying below.

About the Instructor: Carter Bays is a co-creator and executive producer of the popular comedy series How I Met Your Mother. His other writing credits include Oliver Beene, American Dad, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Along with HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas, Bays co-founded the band The Solids, and their songwriting work has most recently been featured on Sesame Street. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Bays lives in New York City with his wife and three children.