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: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, and 7/24
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 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!”
JACQUIE BAKER BIO
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.