(9090) Sketch 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Ben Wietmarschen
Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing
- Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Sat October 5, 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
Ben Wietmarschen, Teacher
He has been a contributing writer for The Onion News Network on IFC, co-wrote the long-running Channel 101 show My Dad the Girl Bike [ny.channel101.com] [ny.channel101.com], co-created the webseries "Long-Haired Businessmen" and has written and/or performed in the UCB shows Sketch Cram, Late Night Trash, and Cool Show 4 Teen Girlz.
Ben was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and cares too much about Cincinnati sports teams. He graduated with an English and Education degree from Kent State University where he ran Cross Country and Track for the Golden Flashes.
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