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INTRO TO

SKETCH COMEDY WRITING

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Intro to Sketch Writing 

Online Group Class Description

This five-week course in the study of sketch comedy writing is perfect for beginners.
Some of the skills the class covers include: 

 

  • Learn to write the Five different sketch types that exists

  • Experience working in a writers room environment

  • How to turn funny ideas into actual scripts and content

  • Breaking down famous sketch shows and writing in their style

  • Create one-off and recurring sketch pieces/characters for social media

  • Win/Win techniques for pitching your ideas to others
     

No prior writing or comedy experience is necessary.

Class Size: 10 students; everyone will get plenty of feedback and individual attention.

Length: Sessions are 2 hours, and meets for 5 weeks online over Zoom.

NOTE: there will be required writing assignments/deadlines each week

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.

Location:
Online via Zoom
All students will require a free Zoom account, strong internet connection, webcam and mic (built-in is just fine!)