Turning Improv Into Sketch


FREE LECTURE: From the Second City to UCB- improv has been a wellspring for some of the best sketch comedy ever. WGIS sketch teacher Nate Smith is offering this free lecture on how to take your improvised scenes and turn them into sketch scripts. Learn the fundamentals of how to take that scene you just made up and write it up into a scene you can film, perform on stage or use as a writing sample. Learn how to think like a writer- how to identify and heighten game on the page. You may find your game play as an improviser gets even stronger and in turn, writing gets easier and easier!

Location: Online

Sat Jun 19, 2021 11am-12:30pm (PDT)

Free, 51 (of 100) 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.

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