Saturday Night Live in 5 Easy Lessons!
Learn sketch writing & performing from Emmy Award winning original SNL writer Anne Beatts!
Five weekly three-hour sessions plus internet guidance, culminate in an industry showcase.
Get stage experience, tape, and tips from a comedy expert! $350.
"Take this class!" -- Tina Fey
"Anne Beatts is hilarious!" -- Jimmy Fallon
"Anne Beatts is a Superstar!" -- Molly Shannon
"Wise up and take this class!" -- John Belushi
About Anne Beatts
Anne Beatts is a TV writer-producer who won two Emmys as a writer for the original "Saturday Night Live." At SNL, she and her writing partner Rosie Shuster created many of the most memorable characters, such as Todd and Lisa Lupner, Uncle Roy, Laraine Newman's Child Psychiatrist, Irwin Mainway, and Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute.
She created and produced the critically-acclaimed CBS sitcom, "Square Pegs," and co-executive-produced the first year of NBC's long-running hit series "A Different World." In 1999, she returned to SNL in prime time as a writer and creative consultant on NBC's Emmy-winning 25th anniversary special, for which she won her third WGA Award. Most recently, she wrote the 2004 WGA Awards ceremony, televised for the first time on STARZ.
In 1995-96 she was executive producer of "The Stephanie Miller Show," a nationally syndicated late-night comedy talk show from Disney's Buena Vista.
She was the first woman Contributing Editor of the National Lampoon and both performed and wrote for the "National Lampoon Radio Hour." She has been published in numerous magazines, including Esquire, Playboy, Los Angeles Magazine, Vogue, Mirabella, Elle and Premiere. In 1997-98, her humor column "Beatts Me!" appeared weekly in the Sunday Los Angeles Times.
She co-edited the best-selling "Saturday Night Live" (Avon, 1977), "Titters: The First Collection of Humor by Women" (Macmillan, 1976), and "Titters 101" (Putnam's, 1984), and co-authored "The Mom Book" (Dell, 1986). She contributed a chapter on "Men vs. Women" to "Standup Comedians," (Abrams, 1996).
Her work has appeared on Broadway in "Gilda: Live" and the Tony-nominated rock'n'roll musical "Leader of the Pack."
As well teaching sketch comedy writing and performing privately, she is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California, where she is currently teaching a course she originated, "Writing for Comedy-Variety Television."