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Sketch Writing

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September 8 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Eastern

This six-week class meets on Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, and 20 (skip October 13).

Unleash your inner SNL writer by learning the basics of writing sketch comedy in a fun and supportive environment.

This 6-week online class will include lessons on identifying what makes a sketch funny, how to pitch sketch ideas, various types of sketches, editing and re-editing your scripts, and how to offer and accept constructive feedback. Students will learn how to use what they know to develop their own ideas, how to turn those ideas into sketches, and how to edit those sketches to be the funniest they can be.

Skills gained that are applicable outside the classroom include working as a group, giving and receiving constructive feedback, confidence pitching ideas, improved communication, and more. No experience necessary as our instructors will guide you from the first keystroke.

About the instructor

Matthew Schmid is a comedy writer and performer based in Philadelphia, PA. He is one half of the sketch comedy duo The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie and a founding member of The Flat Earth. He has performed and taught workshops in festivals across North America including the San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, and Montreal Sketchfest. His work has been showcased on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, and Huffington Post.