Sketch 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 20, 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


Jesse Esparza, teacher

Jesse Esparza Jesse Esparza is an actor, writer, and comedian from Sacramento, California. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 where he began studying at UCB.


Jesse's work has been featured on CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and Facebook Watch. 

Jesse is currently one of 8 writers chosen for the prestigious Disney ABC Writers Program. He was a finalist for the 2018 Imagine Impact Writers Program, and was chosen as one of 10 for the 2017 NHMC Writers Program. He also wrote for the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase, with his sketch "Helen Keller Party Girl."

His UCB credits include "Tonya Harding The Musical" which was written up in E! News Online, The New York Times, LAist, and more; and was featured in an episode of Live From E!

Jesse is currently the director of UCB Maude team Emerald. His other UCB credits include his pilot turned stage show, "CarteLOL"; UCB Maude teams Bombardier and ALL IN; and UCB Mess Hall team Bad Seed.


Jesse got a call back for Harold auditions once in 2011.

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