In 2010 USC became the first university in the nation to offer a program dedicated to training filmmakers in the art of comedy. USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts offers instruction in the writing, directing, production as well as the history and theory of comedy. Students work with a distinguished, award-winning faculty of comedy professionals to discover and develop their comedic voices, while getting unrivaled access to the field through workshops, internships, demonstrations and screenings and festivals.
Students at the USC Comedy Festival
USC Comedy Festival Vol. 1 Women in Comedy Panel (From Left) Barnet Kellman, Liz Meriwether, Chelsea Peretti, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, David Isaacs, Nahnatchka Khan, Jack Epps, Jr. and Joanna Cherensky
The set of USC Comedy Live!
Bill Prady interviews James Burrows at the USC Comedy Festival Vol. 1
Jack Epps, Jr. Interviews Ivan Reitman in Frank Sinatra Hall
Bill Prady, James Burrows, Paul Junger Witt, Phil Rosenthal, and Larry Wilmore at the USC Comedy Showrunners Summit
James Burrows recieves the Oakie Award at USC Comedy Festival Vol. 2, moderated by Lisa Kudrow
USC Comedy master class with Larry Moss and James L. Brooks
Alumni Paul Feig and Gabe Sachs in conversation about Freaks and Geeks at USC Comedy Festival Vol. 1
Lawrence O'Donnell, Conan O'Brian, Greg Daniels and Al Jean at USC Comedy Festitval Vol. 2 Tribute to the Harvard Lampoon
Peter Segal and Steve Carell at USC Comedy Festival Vol. 1 where Carell received the Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie Award
The cast of the second season of Comedy Live!
USC Comedy Co-Founders (From Left to Right) David Isaacs, Barnet Kellman, and Jack Epps Jr.
Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans discuss their work at the USC Comedy 30th Anniversary Screening of Hollywood Shuffle
USC Comedy alumni return to discuss their lives 5 years out of school at the annual USC Comedy Young Alumni event
Film Quarterly covers USC Comedy's 30th Anniversary Screening of Hollywood Shuffle and Q&A with Keenan Ivory Wayans and newest faculty member Robert Townsend
Hollywood Shuffle 30th Anniversary