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The Magnetic Theatre presents Magnetic U: Comedy Writing with Tom Chalmers

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - April 24 @ 1:30 pm

$6 – $180.00

Six-week virtual survey course in comedy writing: humor (magazine & talk show), character monologue, and sketch. Classes will be 90-minutes long, taking place via Zoom video-conference meetings every Saturday starting at noon. Additionally, a weekly 30-minute rewrite session will take place every Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

Bio for Instructor Tom Chalmers:
Tom Chalmers has been writing and performing comedy since when Stranger Things was set. Tom founded an improv comedy troupe at Columbia University, Six Milks, and spent his summers in Chicago studying with Second City and Improv Olympic. Tom then went on to study at The Groundlings four-level training program in NYC, where he was a company member, teacher, and eventually Artistic Director. He directed weekly sketch-comedy reviews that featured former students who would go on to write for such shows as Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons among others. Tom has written for SHOWTIME Television, TBS, and USA Networks.He has also written corporate comedy for Sony, Bank of America, Abbott Labs, and more. Tom has taught at NYU and now at Warren Wilson College. He currently teaches writing classes through the Flatiron Writers Room and a variety of classes at the Asheville School of Improv (which he started). He is a member of the acclaimed improv comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies, and is host and producer of the monthly series, Listen to This, stories and more on stage. He could go on but he won’t.


March 20 @ 12:00 pm
April 24 @ 1:30 pm
$6 – $180.00