Sketch 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Sundays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jan 20, 2019, 3:30pm
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

Joe Saunders, teacher

Joe Saunders Joe Saunders is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles. He is a member of the UCB house sketch group "Oh, Brother!" and has written videos featured on the front pages of Funny or Die, Huffington Post, and College Humor. In addition, he has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His TV writing credits include the IFC series "Comedy Bang! Bang!," the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, and some other things.

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