Emmy-nominated writer, guest instructor, and Second City alum Holly Wortell teaches students to how write sketches for TV shows like Saturday Night Live and Mad TV, as well as going into what SNL currently asks for in a submission packet. Explore satire, brainstorm ideas for commercial and television parodies, write Weekend Update jokes, and discuss what makes a script for a digital short different then a regular sketch idea. Collaborate with classmates and Ms. Wortell to heighten and punch up ideas in this creative Writer’s Room experience. Please bring a laptop for script sharing and Internet access.
Intro To Writing for Sketch TV meets for one three-hour class session.
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