Sketch 101 Tuesdays 2:00-5:00pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Tuesdays 2:00-5:00pm
Start Date Aug 14, 2018, 2:00pm
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
Check schedule carefully! Does not meet September 11. Meets on September 18, first night of Rosh Hashanah, but finishes two hours before sunset. Doesn't meet September 25 or October 2.

Madalyn Baldanzi, teacher

Madalyn Baldanzi is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and teacher. She has written for Maude teams Fambly, Absolutely, and Nispey. She is also an alumnus of UCB Digital team LASH. She is a 2017 Made In NY Writers Room Fellow. Her show, A Date With Every Boy, recently enjoyed a run at the theatre. She is also a member of Bullshit Women, whose self-titled show also enjoyed a run at UCB. Madalyn is co-writer of the Above Average series "Katie: A Lady." Most recently, she wrote for Seasons 1 and 2 of Mr. Student Body President, out now on go90. She has been a contributor to Funny Or Die, and writes, produces, and directs comedy videos with her production company, Fancy Family.

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