Intro to Sketch Comedy: This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past. Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, break down scripts to see what makes them work, then write and revise some of your own material. You will begin to develop an individual voice and comic sensibility. The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.
Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, & 2/25
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sketch Jam: Saturday, March 9th, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m. (Second Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room E (Basement)
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jack O’Keeffe is a writer/performer based in Philadelphia, Pa. Jack has been performing sketch comedy regularly since 2014, most often under his own name or with independent sketch team it’s the new. Jack co-hosts PHIT monthly sketch showcase Sketchworks w/ it’s the new, hosts and produces the sketch competitions show Sink or Sketch, variety showcase Overbooked, and the game show Wolf Club, all at PHIT. Jack’s work has been seen as part of Philadelphia’s SoLow Fest (“Jack O’Keeffe Talks About Radiohead”) and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (“TOWN”). When not writing or performing, Jack is a staff writer for Bustle.com’s Television Vertical and is a contributor to video game satire site The Hard Drive.