Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7390) Sketch 101 Wednesdays 11am-2pm Emily Altman


Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled
Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Start Date
Wed July 18, 2012, 11:00am EDT
Price
$350.00

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

Class Size: 12 Students



Emily Altman, Teacher

Emily Altman is a New York City-based writer, actress and comedian. She's currently a writer on the UCB Maude team Onassis, and has studied improv and sketch at UCB since 2005. She also writes and performs sketches in the independent sketch group Gentleman Caller. When not doing comedy, Emily can found at the State University of New York: F.I.T., where she is an assistant professor of Italian. She's a proud graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, and once Elvis Costello winked at her and said "cheers" and it was so great.

More at www.emilyaltman.com.

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