All About Steve

Steve Kaplan has been the entertainment industry’s leading expert on comedy for more than 15 years. He has taught his Comedy Intensive Workshop to thousands of students around the world.

His credits include:

Co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre

  • Creator of the HBO Workspace
  • Creator of the HBO New Writers Program
  • Consultant and script doctor to Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others.
  • Highly sought-after instructor at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities.
  • Director in regional theaters and Off-Broadway

The Hidden Tools of Comedy


Steve has worked with hundreds of writers, producers and performers to hone their comedic talents. And, he’s influenced thousands more with his book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy.


To read Steve’s full bio, click here.