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.

Chris Aurilio

Chris Aurilio is a sketch comedy writer/performer/director, regularly producing his work at The PIT where he also serves as General Manager of the school and theater. Chris cut his NYC-producing sketch teeth by writing and performing with his dear, close friends, The Foolhardy Manor–a group that has continued to perform at The PIT regularly since 2008. Chris works with his fellow Foolhardy member and childhood friend Anik Sood as the co-owner of PulpRiot, a production company responsible for live comedy shows and other cool multimedia projects. In 2014, Chris began performing an evolving solo show, Chris Aurilishow, in which he plays various characters/different versions of himself. Chris studied improv at UCB from 2004-06 and later went through the improv and sketch programs at The PIT where he continues to study whenever he can. Directing credits include a year with The PIT house team National Scandal, Ali Farahnakian’s YOLO SOLO performance at 2013′s SOLOCOM festival, the sketch duo Family Friend and Gary DeNoia’s solo show Nothing to Hyde. Chris holds a master’s degree in theater studies and has created several original plays and children’s theater shows.

Class Schedule
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Mon 07/09/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Tue 07/10/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Wed 07/11/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Thu 07/12/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Mon 07/16/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Tue 07/17/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Wed 07/18/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing   Thu 07/19/18   2:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Grad Show| Sketch Class| Aurilio   Mon 07/23/18   7:00pm   The Underground Register