About the class
In this class we will continue where you left off in Sketch 1, shifting the focus to the process of rewriting, working in collaboration and generating your own ideas. The class will help you develop your voice as a sketch comedy writer, also helping you to set creative goals for yourself. Each week students will be given a new assignment to present to the class for feedback/discussion. In addition, students will continually rewrite their sketches throughout the session. Students will walk away from this class with solid practice writing the kind of sketches they love to watch. The class culminates in a reading of sketches for family and friends at The PIT.
Holden McNeely has written and performed sketch comedy for 11 years now as part of the sketch comedy group Murderfist, which performs monthly at The PIT. Murderfist has been named the best sketch comedy group in New York by the Village Voice, 2010 ECNY Award winner for Best Sketch Comedy Group, and was recently featured on the front page of the arts section in the New York Times. He is the director of the PIT house team National Scandal, and his web series, “Huffin’ It with Biff and Stu,” can be seen on My Damn Channel. He also performs weekly on the podcast "Round Table of Gentlemen” which attracts listeners from all over the world, including Croatia (of all places). His approach to sketch comedy is collaborative, impulsive writing which transitions into precision performances through revision and rehearsal.