SKETCH COMEDY WRITING
Sketch Writing 201: No More Writer's Block
Online Group Class Description
If you’ve ever had “writers block” or didn’t know what to write about, then this is your answer. This
Level 2 Sketch Writing class will give you a variety of concrete tools to generate infinite ideas for your
writing. Fair warning however, once you learn them not only will “writers block’ be a thing of the past,
but you may lose sleep because you won’t be able to ever shut your brain off from coming up with ideas.
This five-week course will cover:
- Writing with other people
- Character Monologues
- Methods and Tools for Brainstorming and Idea Generation
- Honing in on Rewriting
Prerequisite: To be eligible, students must have fully completed Improv-LA Sketch Writing 101
Class Size: 10 students; everyone will get plenty of feedback and individual attention.
Length: Sessions are 2.5 hours, and meets for 5 weeks online over Zoom.
NOTE: there will be required writing assignments/deadlines each week
Contact us to get on the preliminary list and get first dibs when the next session is announced!
The Teacher: Keith Saltojanes
In addition to Keith's background in improv he also has worked extensively as a writer.
Currently writing for one of the longest-running comedy institutions in the country, National Lampoon, Keith has written and performed comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Second City, Groundlings, Comedy Central Stage, multiple international comedy festivals,
and iO West (where he co-created the sketch program and was a member of one of the longest running teams, winners of the Best Sketch
Show in Los Angeles Award).
Over 100 million people have viewed his original sketch content online and has been featured by The Huffington Post, Forbes, Funny or Die,
A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and has also written for comedians from SNL, MADtv, In Living Color, and Mr. Show.
Online via Zoom (to try to recreate an atmosphere similar to actual comedy writers rooms, which are all held online these days, this class will be held online as well!)
All students will require a free Zoom account, strong internet connection, webcam and mic (built-in is just fine!)