Sketch Elective Monday 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch Elective: Special Sketch Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled Monday 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Dec 16, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $45
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 1 session, 3 hours

Writing Comedy for a Host

We're going to pick one person at random and have them be our "host" for the workshop, while the rest of us go through the process of 1) getting a feel for their unique sense of humor 2) pitching in their voice, and finally 3) writing a talk show that's custom-built for their personality.

This workshop is a goofy, indulgent, short-term exercise; but as we do it we'll be going over some practical skills for writing in the voice of pretty much anybody.  Anyone from talk show hosts, to actors, to that-friend-who-always-asks-you-what-they-should-caption-their-Instagram-photos-but-then-doesn't-use-any-of-your-suggestions-so-like-are-they-actually-a-friend?  

Eric Cunningham, teacher

Eric Cunningham Eric Cunningham is a comedy writer in NYC, currently Senior Writer at Más Mejor, Broadway Video's comedy studio for Latino voices.

His prior credits include "Holidays with the Houghs" (NBC), "Wild 'N Out Live" (MTV), "Nightcap with Paul F. Tompkins" (Comedy Central), and "Dr. Reggaeton" (HBO Latino).

Eric also created Night Late, UCB's long-running celebrity-hosted late night talk show. He lives in Jersey City with his wife and Roomba.

Twitter: @EricCunningham

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