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Saturday, October 26 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
On Writing: Comedy

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Comedy writing is no joke. Whether you’re navigating the worlds of sketch and stand-up or developing a scripted film or television series, good comedy relies on mastering your voice and using it to forge a connection with your audience. Join this panel for a conversation on the ins and outs of comedy writing and harnessing humor as the heartbeat of your story.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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Courtenay Hameister

moderator; host PRI's Live Wire 2003-2013; co-writer The Benefits of Gusbandry; author Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things

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Rupinder Gill

writer/producer Schitt's Creek, I Feel Bad, Indebted
Rupinder Gill is a writer/producer on the upcoming NBC comedy "Indebted", starring Fran Drescher, Steven Webber, Adam Pally and Abby Elliott, as well as the Eugene Levy/Catherine O’ Hara starrer “Schitt’s Creek”, for which she won a Writer's Guild of Canada award for best... Read More →
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Tripper Clancy

writer Stuber, Four Facing the Bank
After working in the Fox Writers Studio in 2011, Tripper has gone on to write comedies and dramas of all shapes and sizes for Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Amazon, Netflix, MGM, eOne, Fox Animation, Paramount Animation, Hasbro and even studios abroad. His credits include action-comedy... Read More →
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Dayo Adesokan

writer Superstore, Downward Dog, Young & Hungry
Dayo Adesokan was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his childhood watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air re-runs. When he was seven, his family won the Visa Lottery at next to nothing odds and moved to Chicago, Illinois. Growing up an outsider, he developed an early affinity for comedy... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by International Screenwriters’ Association 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701