Saturday, January 9, 2-5pm
INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH WRITING
Always wanted to learn how to take a funny idea and mold it into a comedy sketch? Always enjoyed writing but wanted to give comedy a try? Well check out, INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH WRITING an introduction to the basics of writing sketch comedy. Using in class writing exercises and video clips, students will come away with a basic understanding of sketch structure and brainstorming techniques.
Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at Comedy Central, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Markperforms comedy in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company and Highwire Comedy. He also teaches improv and sketch writing. He is currently touring with his one man show "The Magic Negro and Other Blackness" a sketch show that examines the depiction of black men in the media. For his work with the show, he was recently awarded "Best Professional Funny Man" by Creative Loafing Atlanta.