Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8361) Advanced Study Writing Show Mondays 9am-12pm Dan Klein

Advanced Study Writing Show: Writing a Sketch Show

Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Mondays 9am-12pm
Start Date
Mon April 29, 2013, 9:00am EDT

Students in this class will work together to write an original sketch show. Students will be held to weekly deadlines in order to generate material to be featured in the show. Students will also get the experience of generating material collaboratively with others.

Students will be expected to devote time to writing and rewriting material outside of class. Students will also get the experience of rehearsing, blocking, and producing sketches for the stage.

The culmination of Advanced Study Writing will be the performance of a sketch show comprised of student-generated material.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be writing for a predetermined cast, not for themselves. The focus of the class is on writing, rewriting and producing sketches for the stage.

Advanced Study Writing also includes a mandatory Tech Rehearsal before the final performance. Students must be available to attend the Tech Rehearsal

In order to participate in the show and pass the course. Please check to make sure that you available for the tech rehearsal before signing up for the course.

Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class. This sketch should be no longer than four pages. This first sketch should be written utilizing the concept of the "Game of the Scene," taught in Sketch 101 and Sketch 201. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.

Students will be required to see two scripted shows at the UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Class Size: Varies

Advanced Study Harold with Dan Klein

Students will write and stage a sketch comedy show.

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to register for this course. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced

Email: [email protected]

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Note: Spaces in the course will be allotted randomly based on all the applicants. The status of the course may change to "Sold Out" and back to "Request Permission" when students are being enrolled, but you do NOT need to reapply to this class if that happens. Your original email request will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a space becomes available for you.

Dan Klein, Teacher

Dan Klein most recently wrote for A Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central. Previously, he's written for The Onion Digital Studios ([color=#1155cc]youtube.com/theonion[/color]), The Onion SportsDome, and acted as a creative consultant for Funny or Die's Billy on the Street. He occasionally performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and in Collegehumor sketches. He co-created the Fuds menu ([color=#1155cc]fudsmenu.com[/color]), as well as the webseries The JerrySeinfeld Program ([color=#1155cc]seinfeldcomedy.com[/color]), Teen Wheels ([color=#1155cc]teenwheelz.biz[/color]), and Rejected Pitches, which can be seen on the Above Average Youtube channel ([color=#1155cc]youtube.com/aboveaverage[/color]). He performs every Friday with the Law Firm. He works hard and is tired.


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April 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
May 2013
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
June 2013
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Tech Rehearsal

  • Performance

  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

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