Sketch 1

MULTIWEEK

An intro to sketch comedy writing. You’ll learn a basic formula for writing sketch. We’ll cover how to take that funny idea you wrote down in your phone one day, all the way to a complete, ready-to-produce sketch. This is a hands-on writing course. You don't need to come to class with a sketch pre-written, but you will be writing new sketches over the five weeks. The class will end with an online reading.

Location: Online

Fri Jan 15, 2021 11am-1pm (PDT)
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11am-1pm
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11am-1pm
Fri Feb 5, 2021 11am-1pm
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11am-1pm
Show: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11am-1pm

$180 USD, 8 (of 8) enrolled

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Teacher: Nate Smith

About Nate Smith: Nate Smith is an actor, writer and filmmaker in LA. Acting credits: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mixed-Ish, There's Johnny, Red Oaks, The Mick, Odd Mom Out, Inside Amy Schumer, Silicon Valley, Happy Endings, 30 Rock, Angel From Hell, Adam Ruins Everything, David Cross’ Hits and Max Landis’ Me Him Her. He's been in some pilots nobody ever saw like Black Jack for Comedy Central, Max for HBO and Lusty Crest for Adult Swim. He had lead roles in the independent features, Ready or Knot and Hello Lonesome (winner of the LA Film Festival’s award for Best Ensemble Cast). Theater: Tail! Spin! (off broadway) and Nate has been a regular improv and sketch performer at the UCB Theater since 2005. He’s written and directed dozens of sketch and one-person shows for the UCB stage. Nate writes and directs ads, short films and sketch for UCBComedy, Funnyordie, NurtureDigital and SoulPancake. In addition to comedy, Nate has worked extensively in documentary films as an editor and producer. Nate co-hosts the podcast, What’s That From, a thoroughly unresearched history of comedy podcast as two comedy nerds remember it.

How This Works

  • Pay via Venmo (@wgimprovschool - a business) or Paypal (payments@wgimprovschool.com)
  • Classes are online, on Zoom unless the title or description says "in person"
  • LATE DROP POLICY: If drop less than 12 hours before start of class, we will ask that you still pay for the class.