Sketch 101 Sundays Noon PST/3pm EST

Sketch 101: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Sundays Noon PST/3pm EST
Start Date May 31, 2020, 12:00pm
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.

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Nikki Palumbo, teacher

Nikki Palumbo Nikki Palumbo is a writer and comedian based in New York.

She writes, directs, and teaches sketch at UCB, where she was on the Maude teams Archnemesis, Charles, and (212). She also co-wrote The Queerball Sketch Show!, solo-wrote her show Body Politics, and wrote, directed and starred in This Show Passes the Bechdel Test. Her writing has appeared on The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Reductress, Funny or Die, and (@nikkipalumbeau).

Nikki also co-hosts the standup show Queer Tiger Beat and absolutely has a cat named Fonzie.

She wrote this in third person, with the help of a fourth person.

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