Sketch 201 Fridays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Fridays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Apr 26, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $475
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
This class will help you foster your individual voice as a writer as you are held to weekly writing deadlines. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to others and collaborate with other students on assignments in class. You will also get to hone individual pieces through rewriting.

Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class. This sketch should be no longer than four pages. This first sketch should be written utilizing the concept of the "Game of the Scene," taught in Sketch 101. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.

The class will end with each student receiving individual feedback from the instructor on their own sketch packet.

Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course. 


Does not meet June 7. Note: Meets Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

Jason Shebiro, teacher

Jason Shebiro Jason Shebiro is a writer, producer, and comedian in New York City. He is currently the Director of Comedy Programming at SiriusXM Radio.

At UCB Theatre he has written for Maude Night on the teams Fambly and Alamo and directed the Maude teams Dangerous Woman, Charles, and Archnemesis. He co-wrote and directed The Pageantry of Man, which was a one man show about dudes, and co-wrote and co-starred in California, USA! which recently enjoyed a six month run at UCB Chelsea and was hailed by the NY Times as "[a] sketch show."

As a member of the Digital team Brinkman, Jason wrote and produced a number of web series for UCB Comedy including Pact, Last Two People on Earth, and Life Support.

He is an alum of NYU Film School, the NBC Page Program, and a bunch of other cool stuff, and has written for MTV2, produced and hosted for SiriusXM Radio, and has been featured on Comedy Central('s website) and IFC('s website).

Follow him on twitter @shebiro if you like following people on twitter.

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