Sketch 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Oct 20, 2018, 3:30pm
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 November 24.

Brandon Bassham, teacher

Brandon has been at UCB since October 2006. He has studied under Chris Kula, Matt Besser, and Michael Delaney. He has been a member of the UCB house teams Choking Victim, 27 Kidneys, mixtape '98 and Gramp's. He was a member of the sketch groups Black Habanero and Bobby Chicago. He has also written for UCBcomedy, College Humor, and Above Average and written and directed the feature films Fear Town, USA and The Slashening as well as the upcoming Slashening 2 and Troma's The Tempest.

Brandon is an Inny Award winner, a 3 time ECNY Award loser, and also won some sort of award at Seattle SketchFest.

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