Sketch Writing 2 | February 24 | Matt Prigge

About the class

Building on the foundations of “The Basics of Sketch Comedy,” students will experience the ins-and-outs of a full sketch writing process complete with in-depth personal feedback and an emphasis on finding each writer’s individual comedic voice. By the end of this class students will have taken a sketch from pitch, to script, to live performance!

Students will learn best practices for pitching ideas, collaborating in a writer’s room environment, refining sketches across several drafts, directing and workshopping their sketches with a cast of actors from our “Acting for Sketch and Scripted Comedy” class, and presenting those sketches for a live audience at the PIT.

Matt Prigge

Matt is a director, producer, performer, writer, and proud member of the PIT community. Matt is the supervising producer of Group Kid, a comedy collective producing balls-to-the-wall, immersive, themed sketch shows bimonthly at the PIT. He is the director of PIT house sketch team Option 7, and performed for two seasons on PIT house sketch team Victory Cereal. Matt has created several digital series through his video group Mattocrat Comedy, and his narrative short film directorial debut, “Here Lies a Drunken Asshole” is currently touring the film festival circuit nationwide. Matt works as a teaching artist with such organizations as The Story Pirates and Wingspan Arts. Alumnus of Ithaca College (B.F.A Acting) and The National Theater Institute’s Moscow Art Theater Semester (MATS).

Class Schedule
  Mon 02/24/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/02/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/09/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/16/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/23/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Mon 03/30/20   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
  Wed 04/01/20   7:00pm   The PIT Loft