About the class

This class will be designed to get down your characters that will be tentpoles in your set. Through the use of improv and writing exercises, you will work towards fully formed unique characters with a strong comedic point of view. Whether auditioning for an indy-sketch team or getting your set together for JFL, this is the class for you.

*This class will require at home writing and character preparation!

Matt Gehring

Matt Gehring has a decade-long comedy career in New York City. He started at NYU directing the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz which has spawned the writing/performing careers of Donald Glover and Rachel Bloom. From there, Matt straddled the comedy stages in NYC – the Magnet, PIT and UCB while being involved with over 20 running shows at those theaters.

Matt is a 3-year house team member of UCBT’s sketch comedy night, Maude Night. He has directed six running shows while writing and starring in his own 30-minute comedy puppet show, Simon’s Street. Most recently, Matt was selected to perform solo character comedy at the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy festival, Just For Laughs, Montreal. You may have seen him performing on such shows as Netflix’s The Characters or Amazon’s The Tick.

To know more or contact him, visit www.MatthewRobertGehring.com

Class Schedule
Tentpole Characters   Wed 08/29/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Tentpole Characters   Wed 09/05/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Tentpole Characters   Wed 09/12/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Tentpole Characters   Wed 09/19/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Grad Show: Character Tentpoles | September 23rd | Matt Gehring   Sun 09/23/18   6:00pm   The PIT Loft Register