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The Onion, The New Yorker, and You!

Satire Writing with Nate Odenkirk

(4 week course, $100)

Want to write for The New Yorker? Think you have funnier headlines than The Onion? Daydream of getting noticed by a literary manager from the comfort of your Ikea couch? If you answered at least a “maybe” to any of these, take this class! Through the lens of bedrock satire publications (The Onion and The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs), students will learn how to generate ideas, write consistently, and find their own voice, essential components in all aspects of comedy. By the end of the class, each student will have their very own blog or newsletter to put their work out into the world.

Nate Odenkirk is a Los Angeles-born, Chicago-livin’ writer, actor, and standup. Though he has trained variously at iO, The Second City, and The Annoyance, Nate is most accomplished in humor writing, with his articles regularly appearing in The New Yorker Magazine. He has contributed to The Onion and his work has been featured in The American Bystander. He also wrote and produced Summer in Argyle, an Audible Original comedy featuring John C. Reilly, David Cross, Tim Robinson, Stephanie Courtney, and so many more. It’s really fun, you’d love it! At 24, he writes every day and his work is frequently featured in the country’s premiere satire publications. Nate hopes his class will give students of all backgrounds the motivation and expertise needed to jumpstart a career in comedy writing. Nate also studied under Howard Johnson, another iO instructor. Take his classes too, and tell him Nate sent ya. You will not get a discount, but you will get your money’s worth!

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