(8116) Sketch 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Beth Appel
Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing
- Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Sat March 23, 2013, 3:30pm 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
Beth Appel, Teacher
Beth can be seen performing with the improv group SHARK TANK every month at the Parkside Lounge and she makes funny videos with THE BASEMENT and THE BRIAN PROJECT. Beth is a contributor to various websites including Jest.com and Paperless Post, and she blogs for theHuffington Post just like fellow comedian Larry David.
Beth graduated from Vassar College where she was a member of the not at all embarrassingly named sketch comedy group HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER.
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