Sketch 101 Thursdays 11am-2pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Thursdays 11am-2pm
Start Date Sep 12, 2019, 11:00am
Price $450 + Fees
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 #213



Courtney Davis, teacher

Courtney Davis Courtney Davis is a writer, director, and actor from Austin, TX. She got her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin, where she wrote and directed a bunch of funny shorts, including Milton is a Shitbag, an animated comedy about her racist cat. 

After moving to Los Angeles, she found a home at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she has worked on numerous shows, including writing for the long-running house sketch team Up, Up, Up! and directing the house team Bonafide.

She has also worked as a writer for Funny or Die, 
Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and various streaming shows that you will probably never see.  

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 2-year-old, dog, and two cats. 


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