Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing | September 27 | 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

Allen McRae is a writer/director/producer/performer based in New York . Allen is currently the Head of Sketch Comedy at The Peoples Improv Theater where he also teaches Sketch Writing. Allen was formerly the Head Producer and Director of Sketch Comedy and Senior Sketch Writing Instructor at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA. While there, Allen created the Best of Boston Sketch Festival, the annual sketch revues Comedy, America! and Flicks, he is also the co-creator and former director of the best sketch group in the world Terrible People and it’s sketch comedy podcast Terrible People, Terrible Podcast. Allen studied sketch writing, improv and directing at UCB, The PIT, 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
  Thu 09/27/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
  Thu 10/04/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 10/11/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 10/18/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 10/25/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 11/01/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 11/08/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Thu 11/15/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Grad Show: Basics of Sketch | 11/26 | Allen McRae   Mon 11/26/18   7:00pm   The Underground Register