Sketch 101 Online Sundays 11am PST/2pm EST

Sketch 101 Online: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Sundays 11am PST/2pm EST
Start Date May 31, 2020, 11:00am
Price $365 + Fees
Class Size 10 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 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

Eric Scott, teacher

Eric Scott ERIC is a writer/performer at the UCB Theatre. He's been a member of the UCB improv team, Reuben Williams, since 2004 - now performing as Reuben Starship. Eric has also been one of the hosts of CageMatch, the last 5 as TT Billingsworth, the ringside announcer for UCBW. Other UCBT shows include: "Sketch Cram," "So Obsessed," "Beneath Gristedes," "Bored Silly," "UCBW PPVs," "Jackpot!," "Retraced" and many, many others.

As of Spring 2020, Eric is co-developing a new animated show for Warner Bros. In 2018, Eric was a producer for Season 1 of VON MILLER'S STUDIO 58, a new comedy/variety show, on Facebook Watch. Past credits include: writer on the new reboot of CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH on MTV2. Cartoon Network's live-action sketch show "Incredible Crew," staff writer for MTV's daily talk show, "It's On With Alexa Chung," MTV's "Anton & Crapbag, "Fox/4Kids' "Viva Pinata," E! Network's "Starveillance," Nick Cannon/MTV's "Short Circuitz," and Comedy Central's "Window Seat." In 2012, Eric created and developed a live-action sitcom for Nickelodeon. During the summer of 2010, Eric co-wrote the UCB Comedy video sketch "BP Coffee Spill," which went viral and was voted one of the top 5 funniest political comedy videos of 2010 by the Huffington Post.

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