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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Nola Studios 
244 West 54th St. 11th floor
NYC, NY 10019

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Laughing Buddha Comedy 
Laughing Buddha Comedy 

Writing for Sitcom TV

Join us for this exciting workshop and practice your punch-up skills in a simulated writers’ room with one of Laughing Buddha's veteran instructors, Tom Leopold!  He has been a producer, story editor, and writer on on a number of top American programs, including Caroline in the City, Cheers, EllenHope & Faith, Seinfeld, and Will & Grace.  He wrote two episodes of Seinfeld ("The Cafe" and "The Suicide") and he co-wrote the episode "The Cheever Letters". He wrote two episodes of Cheers ("The Beer Is Always Greener" and "Norm's Big Audit").  In addition he has worked with comedy legends like Steve Allen, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Billy Crystal, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest. 

Instructor: Tom Leopold

Registration fee: $65


  • 22-minute sitcom structure
  • How to "punch-up" an already existing script
  • Pitching ideas in the room and riffing off others
  • Writing jokes from character vs. story
  • Writers' room etiquette and professionalism
  • And much more...

No refunds, exchanges, cancellations, or make ups are permitted.