Sketch 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Jan 14, 2020, 7:00pm
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 #215

Mark Rennie, teacher

Mark Rennie Mark Rennie is a California native, and currently lives in Los Angeles. A writer since childhood, when in the 4th Grade he wrote an award winning short story that featured a Intergalactic Warlord being frozen with an ice ray and then being melted with a heat ray. He then took those creative energies and attended Art Center College of Design to study Film.

Writing credits include Funny or Die's "Gay of Thrones," The Onion, and even some Minnie Mouse cartoons that are a real palate cleanser.

At UCB he's been lucky enough to study under Nick Wiger, Chris Kula, Julie Brister, Brett Christensen, and Drew DiFonzo Marks. He's written for Not Too Shabby, Sketch Cram, Quick & Funny Musicals, Uncle Irish's St. Patty's Day Shillelagh and more.

Mark writes a recurring variety show called "Those Magnificent Moms" on the UCB stages a few times a year. He also does improv now and then.

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