In this class students will learn the basics of sketch comedy, including character creation, writing exercises, and writing in different sketch formats (parody, "fish out of water", commercial, etc.). Students will discover the process in which a sketch goes from written format to a performed piece, including casting and staging; the class will conclude with a live performance of YOUR written sketches in front of a real audience on the Flappers stage!
Becky Poole Sketchfest NYC
The Second City - Chicago
Becky Poole is a comedian, actor and voice talent currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from NYU and continued on in New York to perform, write, direct and produce comedy in various forms for the next decade. This included co-founding and producing SketchFest NYC, touring the national Sketchfest circuit with critically acclaimed groups, and facilitating workshops across the country while keeping up with her solo work and voiceover career. Most recently she was in Chicago performing and training with The Second City and iO. She has done voice work for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Nintendo and Poptarts. She also plays a mean musical saw. EPK