27 Jun 2018

The Hidden Tools of Comedy: Steve Kaplan and Andrew Horton discuss laughter

Steve KaplanThe renowned American comedy expert, Steve Kaplan, an HBO permanent collaborator and consultant to companies such as Dreamworks, Disney, Paramount and Touchstone, “gets serious” and talks about comedy with award-winning screenwriter Andrew Horton. The conversation will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, at 19:00, at the Hellenic American Union Theater, 22 Massalias Street, Athens, 2nd floor.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after consultants and script doctors, he is also the co-founder and artistic director of Manhattan’s legendary Punch Line Theatre, where he worked with screenwriters of award-winning films and sitcoms (Analyze This, Friends, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, Sex and The City, Big Love). Steve Kaplan is the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and has taught seminars about the art of laughter and comedy at universities such as UCLA, NYU and Yale.

Andrew Horton is an award-winning screenwriter and the author of more than 30 books on cinema, script, and cultural studies. He is a former Professor of Cinema and Media at the University of Oklahoma where he taught for 18 years, and has taught script-writing in seminars in Europe and the United States and has lived in Greece for many years.

The event is being organized by Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University in cooperation with the Hellenic American Union.

Language: English

Interpretation provided: No

Admission is free of charge.

Image: Steve Kaplan