Sketch 101 ONLINE Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm EDT

Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing

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Scheduled ONLINE Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm EDT
Start Date Apr 16, 2020, 3:30pm
Price $400
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

Note: Due to COVID-19, some sessions of this course may meet remotely, online.


Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access and be prepared to work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these programs before registering:

https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en

Hunter Nelson, teacher

Hunter Nelson Hunter Nelson is a writer, actor, and illustrator from Houston, TX.

Hunter was a tireless member of the Maude team "Legs For Days" for its entire lifespan. He then went on to direct many, many sketch shows at the UCB Theater, including "A Date With Every Boy," Woody Fu's "Too Many Asians," "Jason Gore's Midlife Crisis," and a bunch of shows for The Foundation (all the really good ones). Though it badly messes up his personal life, he is one of the producers/directors/writers of Sketch Cram, a monthly sketch show created from scratch in a single day.

Hunter's worked as a staff writer for Onion's video department. He also wrote the mini-series "The Body Genius" for The Truth podcast, which you should probably check out.

You can see Hunter perform with his improv team Women & Men every Saturday night at SubCulture.

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