Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing | February 25th | Allen McRae

About the class

The Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing class will introduce students to the core tenets of sketch comedy writing.  The class will focus on basic sketch forms and concepts, including juxtapostion, heightening, linguistics, absurdism, parody, developing personal voice and revision. The class will end with a class show in one of The PIT’s theaters and will leave students with all the skills they will need to begin their sketch comedy careers with a strong foundation.

Allen McRae

Director of Scripted, Variety and Specialty Content

Allen is a producer/writer/director based in Brooklyn, NY. Allen is currently the Director of Scripted, Variety and Specialty Content at the Peoples Improv Theater and Head Producer of the NYC SketchFest. He founded the Super Sketch Tuesday PIT House Team system and has created and produced over 300 shows and festivals in New York City and Boston. He has produced content for NBC, TBS, NYCF, JFL and many others. Allen was formerly the Head Producer and Director of Mainstage Sketch at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA where he co-created the Best of Boston Sketch Festival and annual mainstage revues Comedy, America! and Flicks. Allen studied sketch writing, improv and directing at The PIT, UCB, ImprovBoston and Second City and holds a BA in Drama from Ithaca College. He is also very tall and is happy to grab whatever you need off the top of any high shelves.

Class Schedule
  Mon 02/25/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
  Mon 03/04/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/11/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/18/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/25/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 04/01/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 04/08/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 04/15/19   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Grad Show | Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing | McRae 4/22   Mon 04/22/19   7:00pm   The Underground Register