Baby Wants Candy: Creating Comedy for Television

In this course, led by critically acclaimed comedy writer Albert Samuels, students will participate in the in-process television pitch used by Samuels’ cutting-edge improvisation group, Baby Wants Candy, including finalizing concept and script and developing a strong pitch. By the end of the semester, BWC will have a finished pitch package the group will present to Netflix, Amazon, Comedy Central and other networks/outlets. Students will develop their own original television concepts in groups and individually and also create shorter material — e.g., desk bits for late night shows, online content, etc.

This course is open enrollment; no application required.

NOTE: If you are interested in taking this course in spring 2020 but are unable to register, please email Marion Young at to be added to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, you will be notified by email.




Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM