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Intro to Sketch

Saturdays, March 4th April 29th (8 Classes)
4:00 pm 6:30 pm
Intro to Sketch

Do you love Monty Python, Key & Peele and Saturday Night Live? For the budding sketch writer and anybody who’s ever had that perfect funny idea but no way to get it down on the page.

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of comedic sketch writing. Over the course of 8 weeks, we’ll cover the basics of everything from popular sketch formats and finding the game of your sketch to script formatting and workshopping. Students will learn different methods of taking a funny idea and turning it into a hilarious sketch and will leave the course with a portfolio of writing, including at least one completed, workshopped and ‘ready-for-primetime’ sketch.

No prior writing, sketch or improv experience required. This is NOT a stand up comedy course.

Please note, students should be prepared to write and read sketches outside of class!

Class Size: 12 Students

Please note: This course skips April 8, 2023

This course does not include a student show but will include a live table read of final sketches at the end of the last class.

Please read our health & safety requirements below!

Registration

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Intro to Sketch – Registration
170,00

Instructor

Carl Clancy

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Course Dates

March 4th
March 11th
March 18th
March 25th
April 1st
April 15th
April 22nd
April 29th

Location

Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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Course Info & Requirements

This course includes:

  • a live table read
  • personal feedback
  • free student tickets to improv shows at Comedy Café Berlin
  • Certificate of Completion*!

*upon successful completion of the course


Health & Safety Requirements

  • All courses and workshops are 3G. This means all instructors and students must be Geimpft (vaccinated), Genesen (recovered) or Getestet (tested within 24 hours) for COVID-19.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
  • FFP2 masks should be worn at all times unless students are actively performing in a scene or exercise.

Registration requirements:

General requirements to successfully complete this course:

  • All improv students are required to join and participate in at least one improv jam and see at least one improv show at CCB during the course.
  • Students may not miss more than 2 out of 8 classes (there are no make up classes)
  • Students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes

Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs

FAQS

Questions? Concerns?
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered here).

Can I get a refund after registering?

No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!

Can I test a class before joining?

No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.

I’m going to miss some classes. Can I still register?

Yes but… we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.

If you know you’ll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you’ll simply not get enough out of the course and you’ll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.

We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.

I’m an experienced improviser, can I skip ahead?

Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we’ve found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form ‘impro’, status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.

How many students are in a class?

Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size – these will be noted in the event description.

Still have questions?
Get in touch or email us at [email protected]
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