Sketch Elective (PRIDE WORKSHOP) Saturday 3-6pm

Sketch Elective: Special Sketch Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled (PRIDE WORKSHOP) Saturday 3-6pm
Start Date Jun 22, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $30
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 1 session, 3 hours

"Bitch Please" 
(Pride Workshop) with Jesse Esparza 
Tired of boring old characters that feel stale and a bit too textbook? Sick of sketches that are full of Lord Of The Rings specifics? Are you over being the only writer with the full knowledge of Christina Aguilera's complete discography? We all are! That's why "Bitch Please" is here to help. With this one day workshop, you will be able to put your voice, your entire, loud, gay, unapologetic voice, into sketches without the fear of classmates not getting it or not knowing how to respond or help. This is where you go to bring in your Gay Salesman From The 90s character, or your Robin gagging over Catwoman's costume sketch. Bring in your fab ideas, and we will make them fierce.

Students must bring one fully written sketch and up to five pitches. 

Prerequisite: Completion of Sketch 101 or equivalent experience

Class meets in Room #215

There are no refunds for this course.


NOTE: While all are welcome (always!), please be aware that this class is focused towards LGBTQIA+ identifying improvisers.


Jesse Esparza, teacher

Jesse Esparza Jesse Esparza is an actor, writer, and comedian from Sacramento, California. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 where he began studying at UCB.


Jesse is currently a writer on ABC's "Mixed-ish".



In addition, his work has been featured on CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and Facebook Watch.



Jesse is one of 8 writers chosen for the prestigious Disney ABC Writers Program. He was a finalist for the 2018 Imagine Impact Writers Program, and was chosen as one of 10 for the 2017 NHMC Writers Program. He also wrote for the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase, with his sketch "Helen Keller Party Girl."



His UCB credits include "Tonya Harding The Musical" which was written up in E! News Online, The New York Times, LAist, and more; and was featured in an episode of Live From E!



Jesse directed the UCB Maude team Emerald. His other UCB credits include his pilot turned stage show, "CarteLOL"; UCB Maude teams Bombardier and ALL IN; and UCB Mess Hall team Bad Seed.
Jesse got a call back for Harold auditions once in 2011.

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