Sketch 101 Online Thursdays 3:45pm PST/6:45pm EST

Sketch 101 Online: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Thursdays 3:45pm PST/6:45pm EST
Start Date May 28, 2020, 3:45pm
Price $365 + Fees
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


Patrick Clair, teacher

Patrick Clair Patrick Clair is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He's been at the theater for over a decade and has improvised in and written sketches for countless shows. Patrick was a staff writer for the first two seasons of Live From Here with Chris Thile, a weekly variety show on public radio. You can see him on stage when he sits in with Teacher Feature at UCB Hells Kitchen.

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