This two hour workshop gives you a chance to learn the basics of writing for sketch comedy. Through watching and critiquing video sketches and collectively reading and workshopping a script with classmates you’ll learn how much fun taking a comedy class at PHIT can be. You’ll meet some new people who are also sketch comedy fans while you’re at it! If you have ever thought about taking a sketch writing class, but would prefer to “try before you buy” this is the place for you!
This class is perfect for people of all experience levels. You do not need to have prior experience or be an writer / comedian. PHIT has students from all walks of life and all ages. We have people that are looking to make a go of sketch writing, but we have also had students that were just looking to meet new people, flex their creative writing skills, try something new, or simply have fun for two hours each week. There is no commitment here to register for a full class, only come in ready to have a good time.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT JOLIE
“Joe is both incredibly enthusiastic and deeply knowledgeable about sketch comedy. His feedback on each of our sketches was very helpful.” – “Joe was very approachable, easy to understand and followed through in between classes with extremely useful notes.” – “He was positive and had the ability to diagnose your script in a way that made it easy to edit and improve your work.”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jolie Darrow is a sketch comedy writer/performer and improviser from Philadelphia. She is part of the Philly-based sketch group Barbara Bush, and is one half of the sketch duo Jourtney & Colie with Courtney & Jolie. She also improvises on PHIT house team, 1816.
Jolie has performed sketch at The People’s Improv Theater in New York, NY and has appeared at festivals including: The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (Toronto, ON); Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (Pittsburgh, PA); Crossroads Comedy Festival (Indianapolis, IN); Philly Sketchfest (Philadelphia, PA); Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin, TX).
Jolie costars as Ixy Avy in the webseries Welcome To Anhedonia. She hosts a monthly show, The Look: A Sketch Comedy Showcase, at Good Good Comedy Theater. She is also the director for sketch team, Cups & a Half.