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October 16-17th, 2010

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David Fury, Emmy-Winning Writer/Producer for 24, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more said of Steve:“I wrote…my best, funniest sketches thanks, in no small part, to the lessons I learned from Steve Kaplan’s comedy classes. Steve breaks the fine art of comedy down…that helps the unfunny become funny, and the funny become funnier.”
The first session is an introduction and exploration of what we call “The Hidden Tools of Comedy,” the unique techniques, exercises and approaches not taught in your standard acting class. The second session would focus on applying those tools to script analysis, cold readings, rehearsals, solo work and auditions.
“I was able to put your advice into action immediately.  There was this one line in the play I am currently performing in (‘Rabbit Hole’ by David Lindsay-Abaire – I play the role of Izzy) – which I just had not been able to land – and I had tried everything – with no success.  On opening night I even talked to some of our countries best theatrical comedy actors and asked how they would do it – and then tried their approaches – but still no real laugh.  Then on Saturday as I was coming up to the line – it suddenly dawned on me to use the tool you taught us –“Non-Hero’– my character ‘knew too much” – and as simple as that – huge laugh.  So thank you so much – I have no doubt I will be dipping into your ‘toolbox’ for the rest of my career. Thanks so much – your course was truly inspirational and hilarious – always the best combination.” Queenie van de Zandt, Actor/Singer/Writer
Event Details:
October 16 & 17, 2010
The Actors Network
1069 N. Fairfax Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
1pm to 7pm
10:00am to 5:00pm
To register:
email Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive at: skcomedy@aol.com
or phone: 818-718-7570


“I really enjoyed this weekend, thank you. I thought I was going to hate it because I’ve always thought no one can teach how to do comedy, I was wrong.”   –Josh Thomas, Winner, “Best New Talent” Melbourne International Comedy Festival
“A few years ago I had the good fortune to take Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Weekend Intensive for Actors. As an actress for over 35 years I have had all kinds of training. Traditional training does not begin to really teach the mechanics of comedy, and Improv is only a part of comedy. But Kaplan more than fills in the gapsI We’ve all heard the saying “Dying is easy – COMEDY is hard!” Well, Steve Kaplan makes it easy or at least extremely accessible…and simultaneously he makes it such fun!! I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how much I learned.  Through film and tv clips, Steve shows us “why” the greats are great at comedy. He teaches a brief history, a little bit of script analysis, the difference between funny and comic, and empowers the actor with some wonderful tools so that when the weekend is over you leave with an excitement and desire to work on a comedy as soon as possible. Top it all off with the fact that he is funny himself, and just a terrific guy that is great fun to be around. This is the kind of course I would like to take again, because it is chock-full of both laughs and info, and comedy training of this sort is just not available elsewhere.” Deb Cresswell, Actress

“Steve Kaplan was a very important influence on me as a young performer and writer. Many of his techniques for analyzing a comedy scene I still use to this day. Although, I make sure I never give him credit.”- Steve Skrovan, Writer/Producer for Everybody Loves Raymond

“Kaplan – the Stanislavski of Comedy!” – Backstage Magazine

“The best comedy intensive workshop in the city. If you can [take the class], and are serious about comedy, I highly recommend this class.” – P.B., Talent Manager

More Endorsements on the Kaplan Website

Check out some of the great press Steve got in Film Ink magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald and more from his recent tour of Australia: PRESS

Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive

818 718-7570



Please visit Steve Kaplan’s website for more information. If you have any additional questions, or would like to register over the phone, please don’t hesitate to call us at 818 718-7570. We can be e-mailed at skcomedy@aol.com

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