Sketch 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Jan 23, 2019, 7:00pm
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 #215

Jacob Reed, teacher

Jacob Reed Jacob Reed is a writer, director, and performer from San Diego. He has written and directed for Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Funny or Die and Above Average. His TV writing credits include Matt Besser's Comedy Central sketch special This Show Will Get You High and the Emmy-nominated Night of Too Many Stars.

At UCB, Jacob performs Friday nights with Bangarang! He has performed in countless shows at the theatre over the last seven years including the improvised movie with Rough Cut, The UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Comedy Death Ray Sketch and as an occasional host of The UCB Variety Hour and Not Too Shabby. He has studied under Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh.

Jacob is also one half of the sketch group Tremendosaur. Reviewed by LAist as 'a two-man sketch comedy beast,' Tremendosaur has had multiple show runs at the UCB and been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and all over the information super internet. He is also the co-host of the Before You Were Funny Podcast.

Follow Jacob on twitter @jacobreed for complaints directed at major corporations, pictures of cats, and the occasional pithy joke.

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