This course is an introduction to the philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using “the game” to write short comedic scenes. Each week students will engage in writing exercises that will explore different sketch formats. Students will be exposed to different methods for turning funny ideas into even funnier written sketches. Students will leave the class with an understanding of popular sketch formats and a portfolio of writing.
No prior sketch writing experience is necessary — the only requirement for this class is a desire to write and learn. Students should have access to a computer and be prepared to work outside of class.
Class length: Six 2 hour classes = 12 hours of instruction
Prerequisite: No Experience Needed
Max class size: 10
3/4, 3/11 12:30-2:30 HST
3/18, 3/25, 4/1, & 4/8 11:30-1:30 HST
**Times have been adjusted for Daylight Savings Time.
All classes happen online via Zoom.
*instructors subject to change without notice
Chris Renfro is a writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, CA*. He produces and co-hosts Gaysian AF as part of the hit variety show, Asian AF. Chris is also house team performer at The Second City Hollywood and an alumni of the CBS Diversity Sketch Showcase.
*This class is NOT affiliated with The Upright Citizens Brigade
All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.