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Introduction to Sketch Writing w/Jeremy Rayburn

Class Description

You'll learn the basics of writing comedic sketches, focusing on rapid idea generation and collaboration. This hands-on and practical approach allows you to get an idea from your head to the stage in as few steps as possible, because the only way to really know if an idea works is to try it out and get feedback. You'll practice writing sketches in different formats - including character, commercial parodies, and topical sketches. Students will be expected to write sketches outside of class.

  • No previous experience necessary

  • Already done a sketch class? This is an affordable way to keep your skills sharp and meet new people!

  • For ages 18+

Dates and Times

6 weeks for 2.5 hours each. 6-8:30pm. Tuesdays Jan 15 - Feb 19. Class show on Sunday Feb 24 7:00pm.

About the Instructor

Jeremy Rayburn is a comedy writer and standup comedian. He studied sketch comedy writing and improvisation at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in New York and was a founding member of two independent sketch groups with whom he performed at the Chicago Sketchfest, New York Sketchfest, and the Orlando Fringe Festival. In Vermont, he wrote and directed The Inner Monologue Sketch Show for Off Center's Spring Open Artist Showcase. He also performs standup comedy and contributes to the satirical sketch podcast, The Final Edition, presented by The National Lampoon.

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