Sketch 101 Saturdays 11-2pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Saturdays 11-2pm
Start Date Dec 8, 2018, 11:00am
Price $450
Class Size 12 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.

Class Size: 12 Students

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #216

NO CLASS DEC 29

Kerry McGuire, teacher

Kerry McGuire is a comedy writer and performer (writer first!), who is currently based in Los Angeles. She recently wrote for the game show I Want My Phone Back, which was produced by Big Breakfast and will be released on Watchable. She previously wrote for the Go90 series Fatal Decision, Beverly Hills Live on 9021-Go, and Story Notes on AMC, among other projects. Currently at UCB, she hosts at produces the monthly variety show Debutante’s Ball and writes for the Maude team “Baseball.” She previously wrote for Maude teams (212), Thunder Gulch, Charlemagne, and more. She also wrote for the UCB Digital Sketch teams Sancho, and the topical sketch team Pocketwatch. You can find more of her comic writing on Reductress.com and in other various holes around the internet. Look for her upcoming projects, the podcast “How the F*ck Do You Live?” and her upcoming one-woman show “Songs About Butts.” She used to have a driver's license that spelled her name "Kerny McGurnie," and it’s sorta cute so she'll also answer to that.

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