The Theatre Department at the University of Denver offered my course in Comedy Writing for the first time Winter 2013. Students had the opportunity to study various sketch comedy styles, learn Improv, study and learn from famous comedy writers who have come before them, and to do a LOT of sketch comedy writing.
Students wrote sketches weekly, often more than one. They then experienced a real world environment participating in table reads, casting and directing their own sketches, and collaborating to Produce two Comedy Sketch Shows. These amazingly talented, funny and authentic students created some wonderful characters and stories.
During the last rehearsal before the final project sketch show I set up a camera and invited any students to drop in and share their words of wisdom or thoughts on the experience for future students of the course. Enjoy!
Thank you to my students for the laughter and magic that came from your imagination and hard work.