Sketch 101 Saturdays 3-6pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled Saturdays 3-6pm
Start Date Mar 2, 2019, 3:00pm
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 #216

Brad Evans, teacher

Brad Evans Brad Evans is an LA-based writer and comedian. He and writing partner Nick Ciarelli wrote and created the Emmy-nominated Funny Or Die show Tween Fest. They've also written for Billy on the Street, The UCB Show, a bunch of Drew Tarver's character bits on Comedy Bang Bang, plus projects for Comedy Central, TBS, and Funny Or Die. They were recently included on Vulture's list of "20 Comedians You Should and Will Know."

Nick and Brad's past UCB shows include Death Valley Tween Fest and Drew Tarver: Limited Range. Come watch their show Atlantic City, in which comedians perform their own character bits and sketches, the second Thursday of every month at 8 at UCB Franklin.

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