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Write Your Comedy Sketch! with Steindór Jónsson
Tuesdays, May 7th - May 14th (2 Classes)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enter the writers’ room and leave with a fully developed comedy sketch! This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of writing sketch comedy and help you hone your skills further. We’ll focus on the “game” of the sketch and building characters, but also ways to break free from the structure and surprise the audience. Students will bring in pre-written sketch drafts, which we’ll read, discuss and improve upon. The writers’ room is a collective effort, so everyone can chip in! After rewrites, your sketch will be ready for production. If you want to make your comedy ideas a reality, this is the workshop for you.
No previous experience needed!
Please be prepared to bring along:
- a written sketch or sketch pitch
- Maximum 5 pages
- Google Doc that can be shared or printed out
- something to write with or on
- or paper & pencil
Steindor Jonsson is an Icelandic writer, comedian and podcaster. He performs improv and standup in Berlin and internationally, but most of all he loves writing sketch comedy. He’s studied sketch writing with Rebecca Drysdale (Key & Peele) and written and produced sketch for The Gemini Consortium, Sketch Bomb, VCR and his own The Steindor Jonsson Wariety Shov at Comedy Café Berlin. He also created the web series Cloud of Ash which received international attention.