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NBC Late Night Writers Workshop



  • Friday 15th December 2017, 10:30pm [Edited]
  • United States
  • 136 posts

Found out about this literally at 10am. There's still time yall. GO for it!

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The NBCUniversal Late Night Writers Workshop is a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal's late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position. We are looking for writers who are "almost there," but need that final bit of preparation and exposure to key industry players. We particularly encourage female writers and those of diverse backgrounds to apply. The selected writers will create new sketch material and gain insight into the dynamics of a late night writers' room. Participants are given the chance to interact with key writers and producers from across NBCUniversal's late night and alternative shows, as well as receive feedback on their material.

The Submission Link will open on midnight December 1st, 2017, and will close on December 15th, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.



Submission Period: December 1st, 2017 - December 15th, 2017 at 11:59 PST

Finalist Interviews: February 2018

5-Day Workshop in NYC: March/April 2018

*All dates are subject to change.

**Selected writers will be responsible for their own transporation to/from and lodging in NYC.

Submission Guidelines

Your sketch packet should consist of three elements:

1) 1-2 pages of topical monologue jokes. If you think it helps us, please indicate which host's voice you have in mind (can be, but does not have to be, an NBC host). Topical news jokes and pop culture jokes should make up the bulk of your material.

2) 1-2 pages of original ideas for refillable late night "desk bits." These can be ideas for elements like Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes," pre-taped correspondent bits like, "Jokes Seth Can't Tell," or multimedia bits. For this portion, please provide descriptions of the bits and not scripts.

3) 2 SNL-style sketches (no more than 5 pages EACH). One sketch should introduce an original character and one sketch should be topical (something newsworthy or pop culture-based).


Additional questions (NOT APPLICATIONS) should be submitted to

To watch for updates, please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page and The Late Night Writers Workshop Facebook page.