Advanced Study Sketch Fridays 12-3pm

Advanced Study Sketch: Advanced Study Sketch

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Scheduled Fridays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 4, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Feb 23, 2019, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Performance Feb 28, 2019, 6:00pm
Advanced Study Sketch

Writer/Performer Workshop

Students in this class will become an ensemble as the writers AND performers of an original sketch show. You'll work multiple comedic muscles: pitching, taking pitches, writing for yourself, writing for a cast, performing characters, and being a utility player. This is not for writers who wouldn't mind acting, and it's not for actors who aren't entirely against writing; this is for people who are hungry to do both.

Students should bring a premise sketch to the first session, plus prepare a set of three original characters you'll perform for the class. Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Sketch Program to apply for a spot in this class and will need to include a link to them performing comedy of any kind.

Students will be selected by instructor from all qualified applicants.

For information on the Advanced Study sketch program, see this page:
If you are interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form linked at right AND also fill out the form linked here:

You have until 5:00 pm on Monday December 10 to apply. Students will be notified December 14 if they have a space in the course.

(Please enter the email address you use to sign up for classes when asked for your email address.)

Michael Hartney, teacher

Michael Hartney Michael Hartney is the Artistic Director of UCBTNY. He co-created the Characters Welcome house team and has spent years on Harold Night, Lloyd Night, and Maude Night. He can currently be seen doing musical improv with Rumpleteaser and he directed running shows Pop Stars Are Dumb (But We Love Them) and Shkreli! Portrait of a Pharma Bro.

Michael was one of 2016's Comedy Central Comics to Watch, did the 2018 NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, and performed in the New Faces - Characters showcase at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

TV credits include The Break With Michelle Wolf, 30 Rock, and The Who Was? Show. He was also a staff writer on TV Land's late night show Throwing Shade. And crazily enough, Michael originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical.

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