Intro to Sketch Comedy: This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past. Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, break down scripts to see what makes them work, then write and revise some of your own material. You will begin to develop an individual voice and comic sensibility. The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.
Dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Sketch Jam: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd Stage. This is a chance for you to bring a script you wrote in class and see it performed by members of the PHIT community.
Please read through our terms and conditions of enrollment prior to enrolling.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT BRIAN
“Brian was an awesome instructor and most importantly, really approachable.” – “Brian was awesome! Really great feedback, very attentive.” – “His feedback was amazing and truly helped me get better.” – “I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for my first sketch class.”
BRIAN KELLY BIO
Brian Kelly is a member of the Philadelphia based comedy troupe, Secret Pants. Since April of 2004, they have produced over 80 sketches for their website, secretpants.net, and their work has been featured on the FUSE Network, College Humor, and as a part of the Philadelphia Film Festival. He has performed sketch comedy at a variety of venues including the People’s Improv Theater (NYC), The House of Blues (Atlantic City, NJ), and The Cabaret at Comedy Bar (Toronto, Ontario).
Brian has been the Sketch Comedy Producer at Philly Improv Theater since 2013. He is the host of Philadelphia’s only sketch comedy open-mic, “Sketch Up or Shut Up” and co-creator of the monthly sketch comedy game show, “Iron Sketch” and the “Black Friday Comedy Marathon” at Philly Improv Theater.