Sketch 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm
Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing
|Start Date||Jan 14, 2020, 7:00pm|
|Price||$450 + Fees|
|Class Size||12 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
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
Mark Rennie, teacher
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.