Sketch 201 ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PST/10pm EST

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PST/10pm EST
Start Date Jun 4, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $365 + Fees
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
This class will help you foster your individual voice as a writer as you are held to weekly writing deadlines. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to others and collaborate with other students on assignments in class. You will also get to hone individual pieces through rewriting.

Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class. This sketch should be no longer than four pages. This first sketch should be written utilizing the concept of the "Game of the Scene," taught in Sketch 101. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.

The class will end with each student receiving individual feedback from the instructor on their own sketch packet.

Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course. 

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

There is 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:

All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


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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