Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8055) Sketch 101 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Erik Tanouye


Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled
Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm
Start Date
Tue February 5, 2013, 12:15pm EST
Price
$400.00

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 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


Erik Tanouye, Teacher

Erik Tanouye has been improvising and performing in New York since 2001. He has studied with Michael Delaney, Armando Diaz, Kevin Mullaney, Billy Merritt, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and many others.

Erik Tanouye improvises with The Curfew, writes for the Maude Team Dinner and co-wrote the "BP Spills Coffee" video.

As an improviser, he has performed at Harold night for seven years as a member of Grandma's Ashes, Bastian, The Scam, 1985, The Shoves, and Dillinger. He also performed in the shows Proceed With Honor, Red Christmas, and The Mosaic NYC. His directing credits include I Eat Pandas, T.J. Monkeys, and Maude Night, and he has taught workshops at colleges and high schools up and down the East Coast.

Before moving to New York, he improvised with the Dog Day Players at Dartmouth College, where he got a degree in English and creative writing. He also worked for the Telluride Film Festival and has written for and appeared in pilots for Comedy Central and HBO.

He is currently the Director of Student Affairs for the UCB Training Center in New York.

His website is: www.writeitlikedisaster.com

Schedule

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February 2013
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    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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  • UCB NYC Writing Room
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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