Sketch 101 ONLINE Saturdays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET

Sketch 101: Online Sketch Comedy Writing

Prerequisites None
Scheduled ONLINE Saturdays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET
Start Date Feb 27, 2021, 3:00pm
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.

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Arik Cohen, teacher

Arik Cohen Arik Cohen is a founding member of the long-running UCB sketch team Bombardier, and served as Artistic Manager of the Los Angeles UCB theaters. Along with writing a plethora of UCB shows, he has written jokes for MTV, BBC America, and various online outlets. He has a love for spreadsheets, trying to be “hip” and “cool” but failing hard, and is widely considered to be the world’s worst Black Belt.

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