How to Write the Funniest Sketch of All Time

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Taught by Jessica Adamiak

Jess Adamiak writes for UCB Theatre sketch team Fantasy and teaches joke and sketch writing workshops to strangers. Her pilot, The Vertical, was a semifinalist for the 2017 Made in NY Writers’ Room fellowship. Jess wrote and directed The Vertical web series and has also written sketches, live sitcoms, and monologues for UCBT's Sketch Cram!, Fighter Pilots, BoogieManja, and Comedy Hack Day. She is a proud Rust Belt woman.

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This interactive workshop will break down different sketch types (character, premise, blackout), and reveal the top secret formula behind every SNL, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele masterpiece. After a short PowerPoint spiel, we'll write a sketch together just like the pros-- and maybe even perform it if we're feeling sassy. You'll leave this class with an ironclad grasp of sketch fundamentals you can use to bring your original stage and video ideas to life.

NOTE: This class is designed for cool people with and without writing experience who are brand new to sketch. Please bring links to one or two of your favorite comedy gems.

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