Sketch 101 Saturdays 11:30-2:30pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Saturdays 11:30-2:30pm
Start Date May 11, 2019, 11:30am
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 All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.  

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #213

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Rachael Mason, teacher

Rachael Mason Rachael Mason is a writer and performer at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles where she regularly performs with Teacher's Lounge. A New York native, she honed her skills on the UCB NY stage where she performed in and wrote many shows, and wrote on several house sketch teams including the long-running team Gramps. She wrote the web series "So This is the Place," co-wrote the web series "Shannon O'Neill is...." and has written on Beverly Hills Live and the CBS Diversity Showcase.

She has studied writing with Chris Kula, Chad Carter, Peter Gwinn, Michael Delaney, Liz Cackowski, and Emily Spivey. As an improvisor, she has studied with Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Julie Brister, Amy Poehler, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill and many other equally wonderful people. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company.

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