Sketch Writing

A new WGIS sketch writing class for advanced sketch students and brand new students alike. If you’re an experienced writer, come hone your craft. Learn new sketch technique, new styles, new formats. If you’re brand new, come learn how to take your fun idea and turn it into a stageable, shootable, performable sketch. Great for improv students who want to transition into writing. Whatever your background- the focus will be on writing in your voice. Take the stuff that YOU find funny and turn it into a great script. This is an active writing class. You’ll leave with at least two complete sketches by the end of the five weeks!

Sun Nov 7 5pm-7:30pm (PDT)
Sun Nov 14 5pm-7:30pm
Sun Nov 21 5pm-7:30pm
Sun Nov 28 5pm-7:30pm
Sun Dec 5 5pm-7:30pm


$225 USD, 6 (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: 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

  • All times are California local time (PDT).
  • Pay via Venmo (@wgimprovschool - a business) or Paypal (payments@wgimprovschool.com)
  • Classes are held over Zoom unless the title includes IN PERSON
  • LATE DROP POLICY: If drop less than 24 hours before and it was sold out, we will ask you to still pay!