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 JON
"Jon was great at helping each of us make our ideas doable by being both supportive and constructively critical with feedback and guidance. The resources he provided were extremely helpful throughout the duration of the class and I was able to apply many of the concepts learned to my final project." -- "Jon was very engaged and enthusiastic about my project from start to finish." -- "Jon was a fun and enthusiastic instructor."
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jon Plester studied film making at Temple University and now serves as the director of PHIT's all digital sketch team, The Worst Generation. Jon also performs around Philadelphia with his sketch duo, Jon & Ian Have Something to Tell You, who have performed at Toronto Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and Philly Sketchfest. Jon is a member of the PHIT house team 1816 and the Dynamite Series show Page One. His writing has been featured in McSweeneys, College Humor, and Above Average.