I take down notes during Steve Martin’s course but the Workbook that comes with this course is also fantastic!
I’m interested in Martin’s creative process. He eloquently describes it as something that you have to think about all the time even if you are doing mundane things. Martin teaches this in an actual workshop with emerging comedians. Lovely to see works in progress.
Martin is a polymath and he encourages everyone to be one too. He says that achieving this will help you expand your artistic vocabulary. You have to watch the course to know what a refrigerator laugh is.
The banjo playing throughout the course presents Martin’s brand in every lesson. Awesome touch.
If you are also doing dramaturgical work, this is your gold mine.