Comedy writer, director, WGA member whose credits include Upload, SMILF, and the digital series Decoys. Her short films have played at festivals across the nation, including Montclair Film Festival and San Diego International Film Festival. Mary is also a regular contributor to multiple humor websites, including Reductress.
Showing up to the page is brave, and cool, and rewarding. It also gets way less daunting, the more you do it. I want to help facilitate the process for you so that you feel inspired to keep writing, even after the course ends, by which point you will have honed your own instincts along the way. In teaching, I aim to demystify every step of the process and break the craft of TV comedy writing into bite-size pieces through a highly practical lens. And though I can be the first person in a room to start nerding out over joke analysis or scene construction, I also aim to instruct in a way that feels unpretentious because at the end of the day, a comedy writing environment should be…really fun. (Groundbreaking, I know.)