Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8815) Sketch 101 Sunday 3:15-6:15pm Rachael Mason


Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Scheduled
Sunday 3:15-6:15pm
Start Date
Sun August 11, 2013, 3:15pm 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 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


No class Sept 1

Rachael Mason, Teacher

Rachael Mason is a writer and performer at the UCB Theater in New York City. She has performed in and/or written for the shows Half Empty, The Chuck D and Jawnee Anthology, and From Susan B to Britney's V and has written for house sketch teams iBadger, the Skuntz, and the long-running team Gramps. She is a member of indie video sketch team Rex: Video: Comedy and co-writer on the web series "Shannon O'Neill is...." She also performs regularly with Philip K. Dick improv, Code Red, and Chaos, and hosts a monthly show called "The Punch Bowl" where people talk into a mic and tell jokes or something.

She has studied writing with Chris Kula, Chad Carter, Peter Gwinn, Michael Delaney, Liz Cackowski, and Emily Spivey. As an improvisor, she has studied with Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Julie Brister, Amy Poehler, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill and many other equally wonderful people. She eats pizza and steps lively on a daily basis.

Schedule

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This Course is Completed.