Sketch 101 Fridays 12-3pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites
Scheduled Fridays 12-3pm
Start Date Jul 6, 2018, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
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
Does not meet August 17.

Marshall Stratton, teacher

Marshall has been featured on ABC's What Would You Do? NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TruTv's Hack My Life, Comedy Central's Atom TV, and Bio Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories. He has appeared in commercials for Kohl's, Bombfell and Pop Tarts. Stratton was the Republican class president Michael Jay in the Off-Broadway show, The Awesome 80's Prom. He's been featured in numerous online videos for The Kicker, Mashable, Michael Showalter Productions, Above Average, DIY, MTV Other, CH2, and UCB Comedy. The Memphis native has been written up in the Huffington Post, Splitsider, Betches Love This, Tubefilter, Decider, and IndyBuild. Stratton is a proud member of the UCB Harold Team, Ice Cold Bev and Characters Welcome. He is one half of the sketch duo Coker & Stratton, who won Best Actor and the Comedy Central Development Award at the 2015 New York Television Festival and the Special Jury Mention award at the 2015 Northside Film Festival for their web series, The Other Kennedys. For more goofs and spoofs, go to http://www.marshallstratton.com

Registration Unavailable
Why can't I register?

Schedule