Steve Kaplan is one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after experts on comedy. The artists he’s taught, directed, or produced have won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and WGA awards. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, and Yale, Steve created the HBO Workspace and the HBO New Writers Program. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO and others. His new book is THE HIDDEN TOOLS OF COMEDY: The Serious Business of Being Funny.