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Sketch 101: Character & Premise

at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater - Online

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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Carla Cackowski

What you'll learn in this sketch class:

In this four week online workshop you will learn and practice writing sketch comedy for the stage and television. Each class will begin with a lecture from the instructor, providing online examples of different types of sketches. Then the instructor will open up the class to a writers room where you will pitch your own ideas, while offering thoughts and punch ups to your classmates ideas. 

There will be homework each week. If you are able to attend each class and keep up with the homework then it’s possible you can leave this workshop with four new sketches! 

This class will be conducted via Zoom.

  • Week 1: Sketch Comedy Structure and Premise Based Sketch
  • Week 2: Character Sketch
  • Week 3: Parody Sketch
  • Week 4: Satirical Sketch

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This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

In 1998 six guys from the improv group Mission IMPROVable at UMASS Amherst moved to Chicago, the Mecca of improv, to continue to learn and perform the art of improvisation.

In 2000 they began touring their short form comedy show and in 2001 they performed at NACA (National Association for Campus Activities)...

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