(7594) Sketch 101 Mondays 11:30am-2:30pm Geoff Garlock
Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing
- Mondays 11:30am-2:30pm
- Start Date
- Mon September 17, 2012, 11:30am EDT
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 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
Geoff Garlock, Teacher
Geoff is currently a sketch writer on the UCBT Maude team Slow Burn. Geoff was also a writer on the Maude teams The Skuntz and one of the original Maude Teams, iBadger. Geoff also wrote and performed in the horror based sketch show "I LAUGHED UNTIL I DIED" which had a succesful run at the UCB Theatre. Geoff is also a panelist on the montly music roundtable discussion show, Break Up Your Band, where he plays the part of old, cranky curmudgeon.
Geoff is also a member of the sketch duo Strachlock, along with Emily Strachan. Emily and Geoff were both writers on the Maude team Slow Burn and soon started writing writing sketch together, in order to harness their shared insanity. Soon enough they realized this insanity must be made into a full on nutzo fest of a show called "Gettin' Quaid" which is currently running at the UCB Theatre. Get ready world...get ready.
When Geoff is not making the funny he is usually creating brutality in music form. Geoff Garlock played bass in the hardcore band Orchid and Vice Recording artists Panthers. He currently plays guitar in the metal band Dark Vibe and bass in the grindcore band The Year is One, continuing to alienate the world through music.
When you lay out Geoff's life, it looks pretty good. Even though most days he feels like a glorified hobo
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