Sketch 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Aug 3, 2019, 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 Labor Day weekend.

Chrissy Shackelford, teacher

Chrissy Shackelford Chrissy Shackelford is a performer and writer based in NYC. She is currently a writer for the HBO series Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas. Originally from Texas, she studied and performed comedy at ColdTowne Theater in Austin. She's a former cast member of UCBT's Characters Welcome and the Maude team, The Classic. She is currently an actor on the Maude team, Fantasy. Her solo show Diane Shangri-La Presents: Not Dry Yet ran at UCBT Chelsea in 2017 and was performed at festivals across the country. She is an actor and director with the arts education group The Story Pirates. Her work has been featured on Reductress, CollegeHumor, Refinery29, and Above Average. You can see 1/3 of her face in a crowd scene in a season 4 episode of Friday Night Lights. She can't remember which episode.
Management: JLC Entertainment
Literary: The Gersh Agency

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