Sketch 101 Online Saturdays 12:30pm PST/3:30pm EST

Sketch 101 Online: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm PST/3:30pm EST
Start Date May 30, 2020, 3:30pm
Price $400
Class Size 10 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 should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access and be prepared to work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to
see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:

https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en

NOTE: CLASSES MEET ON PACIFIC TIME



THIS COURSE MEETS ONLINE:

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone. 

This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these programs before registering: 
https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en 

Note: This course meets 3:30-6:30pm EDT. Your local time may vary.

Does not meet July 4.

Joe Saunders, teacher

Joe Saunders Joe Saunders is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles. His TV writing credits include the IFC series "Comedy Bang! Bang!," the Primetime Emmy Awards, and several other things. He was a member of the UCB house sketch group "Oh, Brother!" and has written videos featured on the front pages of Funny or Die, Huffington Post, and College Humor. He's also performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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