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: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sketch Student Jam: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. (2nd Stage). This is a chance for you to bring a script you've written in class and see it performed live by members of the PHIT company.
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room D (through the lobby in the basement)
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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.