Sketch 101 Online Saturdays Noon-3pm (PST)

Sketch 101 Online: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Saturdays Noon-3pm (PST)
Start Date Jan 11, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
This course is an introduction to the UCB philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using "the game" to write short comedic scenes. Each week students will engage in writing exercises that will explore different sketch formats. Students will be exposed to different methods for turning funny ideas into even funnier written sketches. Students will leave the class with an understanding of popular sketch formats and a portfolio of writing.

No prior sketch writing experience is necessary -- the only requirement for this class is a desire to write and learn. Students should have access to a computer and printer and be prepared to work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class. Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust
internet access
and be prepared to work outside of class, preparing
sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This
online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct
live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to
see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:

https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en


All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


Kevin Pedersen, teacher

Kevin Pedersen Kevin was on a UCB Harold Team for 4 years and was also a member of three Maude teams, a co-director of Sketch Cram, and the host and producer of the movie-themed variety show "Spoilers Revealed". Other credits at UCB include improvising with "Coming Clean" and written work for Quick 'n Dirty Musicals and the sketch group Thirty:30. Outside of UCB, writing credits include "My Knight And Me," "Popzilla," "HubWorld," "Word Girl," "Bob and Doug," and the Onion. Kevin is currently the Head Writer for the animated show "Talking Tom And Friends," now streaming on Netflix and YouTube and several worldwide video platforms he doesn't really know much about. 

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