Sketch 101 Online Tuesdays 4pm PT/7pm ET

Sketch 101 Online: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Tuesdays 4pm PT/7pm ET
Start Date Oct 6, 2020, 4:00pm
Price $400
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

NOTE: CLASSES MEET ON PACIFIC TIME


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Marshall Stratton, teacher

Marshall Stratton Marshall has been featured on Showtime's DESUS & MERO (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda), ABC's What Would You Do? NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TruTv's Hack My Life and Comedy Central's Atom TV. He has appeared in commercials for Kohl's, Bombfell and Pop Tarts. Stratton was the Republican class president Michael Jay in the Off-Broadway show, The Awesome 80's Prom. He's been featured in numerous online videos for Comedy Central Originals, The Kicker, Mashable, Michael Showalter Productions, Above Average, DIY, MTV Other, CH2, and UCB Comedy. The Memphis native has been written up in the Huffington Post, Splitsider, Betches Love This, Tubefilter, Decider, and IndyBuild. He is one half of the sketch duo Coker & Stratton, who won Best Actor and the Comedy Central Development Award at the 2015 New York Television Festival and the Special Jury Mention award at the 2015 Northside Film Festival for their web series, The Other Kennedys. For more goofs and spoofs, go to http://www.marshallstratton.com

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