Sketch 101 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm
Start Date Jul 18, 2018, 12:15pm
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 July 25.

Georgie Aldaco, teacher

Georgie Aldaco is a writer, performer and director living in New York City. She was a staff writer at The Onion Video, and is a member of Whale Thief, the collective that produces Sketch Cram (a sketch show written in a single day) once a month at UCB, and Movie Cram (a feature-length movie made in a day) once a year. Recently, she worked as a writer for Funny or Die's scripted podcast Scienceology, and Disney's animated sketch show, Right Now Kapow! She is also one fourth of the sketch group, Former Business Partners, whose show had a year-long run at UCB. Georgie was a writer on UCB's Maude Night for several years, has written videos for the Latino digital network Flama, and was a participant in the Chris Rock/Comedy Central Writing Program.

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