Sketch 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Sep 10, 2019, 7:00pm
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 October 1 or October 8.

Jason Sweeten, teacher

Jason Sweeten Jason was a writer on Maude Night for four years for the teams Choir, What Would Do, and Glamour College. His other UCB credits include: The Queerball Sketch Show (writer), Jay Malsky Slept With My Boyfriend (director), and The Swamp: This Month In Politics (writer). Jason's 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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