Scotty Watson – Finding Your Comedic Voice
Through exercises designed to loosen up your funny bone Scotty will help you develop your comedic point of view.
Participants will learn the basic structure on which to build comedy… and the discipline to put comedic thoughts on paper. The workshop covers scene and character development as well as the different styles and genres of comedy.
Will this workshop get you a job writing for Saturday Night Live or Letterman? Nope.
Will it help you take the things that YOU find funny and put them in a format that will make others laugh? You bet your bippy!
Please bring any comedy writing or ideas that you are working on!
Who the Heck is Scotty Watson?
Scotty Watson started with The Second City at the ripe old age of 16. After receiving a fine arts degree from York University, he returned to The Second City as a writer and member of the company, touring across Canada. Scotty was then The Artistic Director and Head Writer for Canada’s premier comedy troupe, (according to The Globe & Mail), Comedy on Wry.
Scotty has vast experience writing for television and especially radio. He co-founded Slaughterhouse Studios TO-NYC; a state of the art digital studio dedicated to the art of comedy.
Upon immigrating to the United States, Scotty taught sketch writing and improv for The Second City NYC. He now teaches a weekly workshop in improvisation for Artistic New Directions, (www.ArtisticNewDirections.org), as well as several weeklong improv and writing intensives in The Catskills every summer.
In 2011 Scotty was named by Improvisation News as one of the 10 best Improv Coaches in America.
Scotty’s acting credits include feature film, television and many, many, stage credits including several Off-Broadway plays and musicals. He recently premièred his new comedy show, Scotty Watson – A Tour de Farce, at The Bridge Theatre in New York and is currently touring throughout the United States and Canada. www.ScottyWatson.com