Sketch 101 ONLINE Thursdays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET
Sketch 101: Online Sketch Comedy Writing
|Scheduled||ONLINE Thursdays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET|
|Start Date||Jan 14, 2021, 3:00pm|
|Class Size||10 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.
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Achilles Stamatelaky, teacher
Achilles Stamatelaky is a comedy writer and performer. He has written for Broad City (Comedy Central), MTV, TBS, Huffington Post, among others. He was the former Associate Artistic Director of UCB Theatre.
Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre since 2005. He improvises weekly with his group, Airwolf, which performs at SubCulture every Saturday at 8:30 PM. You can also see him performing regularly in ASSSSCAT 3000, UCB Theatre's long-running flagship improv show.
Previous shows include: Harold Night, Maude Night, Up Late! With Lord Voldemort!, The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical, The Heisenberg and Friends Breaking Bad Variety Hour, As The Diamond Burns, and Night Late.
Achilles has appeared in commercials for Rocket Mortgage, Comcast, ESPN, Ally Bank, and others. He has also appeared in various internet videos, The Colbert Report, and Broad City. His comedy writing has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and Nerdist. He has performed with independent groups throughout the city and has performed at multiple comedy festivals across the country.
Achilles has been teaching at the UCB Training Center since 2010. He has directed numerous shows and groups over that time. He is also an instructor at at NYU's Tisch School of The Arts, teaching half-hour comedy writing. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and The Writer's Guild. His dream job is starting point guard for the New York Knicks.
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