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.
With a group of faculty members that includes Jack Epps, Jr. (The Secret of My Success, Legal Eagles), Barnet Kellman (Murphy Brown, Mad About You), David Isaacs (Cheers, Frasier, M*A*S*H*), Dave Goetsch (The Big Bang Theory), Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live), Paul Wolff (Annie McGuire) and Michael Saltzman (Murphy Brown), USC Comedy offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience for students of all levels. Classes encompass the roots of classic comedy entertainers, including Brooks, Chaplin, Lloyd, Sturges, Gleason and Gelbart while respecting the frontiers of comedy including Funny or Die, 5 Second Films and performance venues such as UCB and The Groundlings.
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SCA professors Jack Epps, Barnet Kellman and David Isaacs, had a dream.
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USC Comedy Live! is the first college-produced live sketch comedy show.
USC Comedy's Live Sketch Show!