March 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 12 secs
40 year old virgin, bridesmaids, carleena angwin, chris vogler, comedy, comic hero's journey, disney, groundhog's day, hbo, hero's journey, hollywood, joseph campbell, mental health, mike birbiglia, screenwriting, sony, stand up, steve kaplan, the big sick, the carleena show, writing
Steve Kaplan is a comedy consultant for HBO, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, and many other media companies. He teaches his signature Comedy Intensive Workshops around the world, and is the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero's Journey. Today on the show, Kaplan explains how the Comic Hero's Journey differs from the classic Hero's Journey. “Characters in comedies don’t want to change. They want to stay the same,” Kaplan says. We also discuss drawing from personal experiences to create comedy.
Connect with Steve Kaplan https://www.kaplancomedy.com/
The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/