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 leave students with all the skills they will need to begin their sketch comedy careers with a strong foundation.
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.