Crash Course: How to Succeed in TV Comedy

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Averie Huffine - Head of Television, Roll With the Punches

Who wouldn't want to work in TV comedy? Telling funny jokes, creating iconic characters, and working with other writers who share your sense of humor. Sign us up! 

We wish it were simpler, but the truth of the matter is TV comedy is competitive and hard to break into. There's so many paths to building a successful career, and so many different projects out there, that forming a strategy for yourself and your work can seem overwhelming. 

We understand, and that's why we're excited to welcome Averie Huffine to host this special two week clinic! 

This Two Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Writing a standout pilot/sample
  • Pitching
  • The marketplace 
  • Feedback on your first 10 pages

Week One - Expectations and the Marketplace

Date / Time

This week, we will learn what the market is like for TV comedy and how we can succeed with our scripts. 

Week Two - Feedback on Your Pages

Date / Time

This week, your Instructor will give you feedback on the first 10 pages of your comedy pilot and answer your questions. 

More about
Averie Huffine
Head of Television
Roll With the Punches

Averie started her career in television as an NBC Page where she learned the network and studio ropes. Since then, her focus has been exclusively in producing and development, previously with Pascal Pictures, where she created an entire television department from the ground up and brought in the project BENEATH A SCARLET SKY with Tom Holland attached. Prior to Pascal Pictures, Averie worked at Invention Films for Nicky Weinstock, and for Executive Producer Sara Colleton, where she worked on Bryan Fuller’s HANNIBAL and the last season of DEXTER. She was previously the Head of TV at BOOM! Studios through a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where she helped shepherd two projects to series (JUST BEYOND and MECH CADET), as well set up multiple projects. She is now the Head of Television and a producing partner at Mandy Moore’s production company, Roll with the Punches. She paid her own way through community college before receiving a scholarship and transferring to Chapman University. As someone with chronic illness, she does extensive work and outreach for the Arthritis Foundation, as well as archery on the weekends.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.