SKETCH COMEDY WRITING
Intro to Sketch Writing
Online Group Class Description
This five-week course is a crash-course on all things comedy writing & is perfect for beginners.
Get ready to learn a LOT. Some of the skills the class covers include:
Learn to write the Five different Sketch Types that exist
Experience working in a writers room environment
How to turn funny ideas (even small ones) 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 2.5 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 for CBS, BBC, 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 Mainstage shows, 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
All students will require a free Zoom account, strong internet connection, webcam and mic (built-in is just fine!)