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.
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WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT JACQUIE
“Jackie was enthusiastic, quick, funny, and intelligent. Loved her!” — “Jacquie was a wealth of comedic knowledge and a pleasure to be in a class with!”
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jacquie Baker is a Philadelphia-based sketch comedy writer and performer, who is a current member of The Flat Earth (PHIT house team) and The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (duo with partner and fellow PHIT instructor Matthew Schmid). She also directs Barbara Bush (2017 Women In Comedy Festival, 2017 Toronto Sketchfest) and produces One Minute Monologues at Good Good Comedy Theatre.
In 2016, The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie’s sketch videos were featured in The A.V. Club, and they opened for Emo Philips, Brent Weinbach, and DJ Douggpound. The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie were nominated for Best Comedy Act at the 2015 Philebrity Awards and they are proud three-time winners of the Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia competition. Jacquie has performed in the SF Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Toronto Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, NY Comedy Festival, NYC Sketchfest, Philly Sketchfest, and Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In 2015, Jacquie was named a “Geek Of The Week” by Geekadelphia, Philly’s premier geek blog.
As for her on-screen work, Jacquie starred in the Disney XD Pilot “Spooky Squad” and was nominated for Best Actress at the 2016 FirstGlance Film Festival for her role in “To Save Christmas,” a sketch video by The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie.