Coaching and Feedback with James Folta

Take your comedy writing to the next level with our video coaching and written feedback services, including in-depth notes and advice. From a first draft to final copy, we offer guidance for writing at any stage.

Punch up your writing and technique with us through:

One-on-One Coaching ($49)

  • Spend a full hour via video chat working on your comedy.
  • Use this time to workshop articles, get feedback on ideas and premises, explore alternate directions or formats, expand your premises and angles, hone your comedic voice and toolkit, and more.
  • Schedule a time that works for you.

In-Depth Feedback ($29)

  • Get detailed insight and feedback on one article: how it’s working, where it could use improvement, and what's falling flat—plus tried and true comedy strategies for your work.
  • Strengthen both your article and your humor writing process in general.
  • Get feedback and tips delivered by email.

These services are currently offered by our managing editor, James Folta, who also:

  • Teaches comedy classes on parody and humor writing for NYC's Magnet Theater and elsewhere
  • Works one-on-one with writers in NYC
  • Co-created and co-edited The New Yorker parody, The Neu Jorker, and the political satire project, Paul Ryan magazine
  • Co-created The Satire and Humor Festival and hosts a monthly reading series called “An Evening of Humorous Readings”
  • Is regularly published by The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and more.

James is excited to work with you!