Sketch 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Jun 16, 2019, 11:30am
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 21. Note: First session is on Father's Day. Check calendar before enrolling.

Jason Sweeten, teacher

Jason Sweeten Jason is a writer for Maude Night. He’s currently on Glamour College; he previously wrote for What Would Do and Choir. Jason’s other UCB credits include: The Queerball Sketch Show (writer), Jay Malsky Slept With My Boyfriend (director), and The Swamp: This Month In Politics (writer). His sketches have been featured on Queerty, LGBTQ Nation, and Vulture Comedy, which described his work as, "a perfect mix of the simple and the absurdly complex.” He also penned the quiz “Do You Still Have A Job At BuzzFeed,” which was written up by The New York Times, Splinter, Betches, and more.

Jason has been studying comedy since 2012. He’s written for Comedy Central, BuzzFeed, and was a 2017 UCP Pitchfest finalist. Check out his work: http://www.jasonsweeten.com/

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