New York Satire and Humor Festival

For people who write funny on purpose
March 27 - 29, 2020
Caveat and Magnet Training Center
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Join us for a weekend of shows, workshops, panels, and funny friends.

Three days of laughs, tips, connections, and more laughs.

Schedule

It's all here! A weekend of events, plus two workshops the week before!

We're committed to everyone having a good time. Be sure to review our Code of conduct below.
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At Magnet Training Center
(22 W 32nd St 10th Fl)
At Caveat (21 A Clinton St)
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Tuesday, March 24
7 PM – 9 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Tragedy + Time: Turning Darkness into Comedy
A workshop taught by Elissa Bassist on how to use darker topics to inspire your writing.
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Thursday, March 26
7 PM – 9 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Process, Process, Process: How to Get Yourself To Write Even When You're Stuck or Just Don't Wanna
A workshop taught by Luke Burns on how to fine-tune your writing process.
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Friday, March 27
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
Book Nerds: A Literary Character Showcase
Your favorite authors, characters, and literary tropes are off the page and on the stage!
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8 PM – Bedtime
TBD
FREE: Welcome Hang
Come have a drink and meet your fellow fest attendees, performers, and teachers. There'll be name tags!
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Saturday, March 28
10 AM – 12 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Monologue Writing: The Humor of the Confusing Speech
A workshop taught by Chas Gillespie on writing monologues by confused, odd, and emotional characters.
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10 AM – 12 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Process, Process, Process: How to Get Yourself To Write Even When You're Stuck or Just Don't Wanna
A workshop taught by Luke Burns on how to fine-tune your writing process.
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12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Blood, Guts, and Comedy: Exploring Morbid Subject Matter in Humor Writing
A workshop by Alex Gonzalez on getting out of your head and exploring the grotesque - in a funny way!
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12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Joke Today, Gone Tomorrow: Topical Joke Writing 101
A workshop by Kate Villa and Milly Tamarez about the process of writing topical jokes.
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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
Scratch Paper
A smart, supportive open mic. A free Caveat Original!
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3 PM – 4 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
Real Life Track Changes: Comedy Speed Collaborating
A fast-paced meet and greet! Get edits, advice, and meet new collaborators. Get there on time, please!
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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
In Conversation with Chris Monks
An in-depth chat with Chris Monks, editor of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, on humor, editing, and more.
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6 PM – 7 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
Writing Funny Across Media
A moderated panel of people who are creating comedy for diverse media and platforms.
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8 PM – 9:30 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
An Evening of Humorous Readings
New York’s longest-running literary humor show is back with tons of funny guests!
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10 PM – Bedtime
TBD
FREE: Funny Drinks
Have a drink and chat comedy with your new festival pals!
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Sunday, March 29
10 AM – 12 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
It's Personal: Using Storytelling to Find the Funny
A workshop by JiJi Lee on using storytelling performance to inform and inspire writing.
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12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Become Your Own One-Person Comedic Design Team
A workshop by Griffin Leeds of Awf Mag on designing your own visual elements for your next comedy project.
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12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The Magnet Training Center
Magnet Training Center
Using That Sh*t: Mining Your Marginality for Humor
A workshop by Felipe Torres Medina on how to use your “otherness” as a source for satire.
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3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Caveat
Magnet Training Center
Writing Professionally + Goodbye Hang
A moderated panel about the professional side of writing followed by a last official hang out!
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6 PM - Bedtime
TBD
FREE: A Bunch of Tired Comedy Writers Walk Into A Bar...
More? Phew, OK. A few more laughs for the road. Be sure to exchange email addresses!
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