Comedy in Writing: From Everyday Life to the Page

Event Date:

June 24, 2023

Event Time:

10:30 CEST

Event Location:

Lettretage (In-person)

Comedy in Writing: From Everyday Life to the Page

with Trevor Silverstein


E.B. White wrote: “Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.” But E.B. White also wrote: “Writing is hard work and bad for your health.”

And maybe that’s true. Why spend time dissecting humor when you can get busy discovering it? Whether you’re working on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or an unannounced speech at your ex’s wedding, humor is a valuable resource. And it’s all around you. With this one-day generative writing workshop, comedian and filmmaker Trevor Silverstein will help you hone your instincts for what you find funny and how to pull those things out of your everyday life and into your work.

Through a combination of improvisational exercises, writing prompts and readings, participants will explore humor in a variety of ways. Above all, the focus will be put on specificity in detail, framing and heightening points of view, as well as playing around with absurdities. No matter what you want to work on, you’ll loosen up, have fun and leave the workshop a completely different person than you were before 😉

All levels of writers, speakers and funny people are welcome!

TREVOR SILVERSTEIN is a writer, filmmaker, actor and comedian based in Berlin but originally from the U.S. He can be regularly seen performing on stage at Comedy Cafe Berlin in Neukölln in The House Show, Macro-dose with Trevor Silverstein & Steindor Jonsson, LGBTQIA+CCB and many more. He studied Film/TV Production with a focus on Screenwriting at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and has worked on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also teaches Writing Acting Directing (Comedy) in the Screen Acting program at Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 14
  • Lettretage (In-person)
  • Veteranenstraße 21
  • Berlin
  • 10119
  • Germany

Event Schedule Details

  • June 24, 2023 10:30 CEST   -   16:30 CEST
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