Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8355) Sketch 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Brandon Bassham


Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled
Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date
Thu April 25, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
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 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


Brandon Bassham, Teacher

Brandon has been at UCB since October 2006. He has studied under Chris Kula, Matt Besser, and Michael Delaney. He has been a member of the UCB house teams Choking Victim, 27 Kidneys, mixtape '98 and Gramp's. He was a member of the sketch group Black Habanero and is currently a member of Bobby Chicago. He has also written for UCBcomedy, College Humor, and Broadway Video.

Brandon is an Inny Award winner, a 3 time ECNY Award loser, and also won some sort of award at Seattle SketchFest.

Brandon has many successful friends.

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This Course is Completed.