Five Sketches

Location: Online

Sun Nov 29, 2020 1pm-3pm (PST)

Class size: 1000

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Class Description: Attention sketch nerds: This FREE lecture features Nate and Geoff from the maniacal podcast "What's That From" as they examine five incredible comedy sketches that they love. They'll get into why these sketches work, what lessons sketch writers can learn from them, what the sketches meant in the context of when they came out, and probably a handful or more long digressions of whatever else they think of as they talk about this stuff. Please note: this is a lecture, not a class. The teachers are going to show you sketches and discuss them. There’s no writing sketch in this.
Teacher: Nate Smith

About Nate Smith: Nate Smith is an actor, writer and filmmaker in LA. Acting credits: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mixed-Ish, There's Johnny, Red Oaks, The Mick, Odd Mom Out, Inside Amy Schumer, Silicon Valley, Happy Endings, 30 Rock, Angel From Hell, Adam Ruins Everything, David Cross’ Hits and Max Landis’ Me Him Her. He's been in some pilots nobody ever saw like Black Jack for Comedy Central, Max for HBO and Lusty Crest for Adult Swim. He had lead roles in the independent features, Ready or Knot and Hello Lonesome (winner of the LA Film Festival’s award for Best Ensemble Cast). Theater: Tail! Spin! (off broadway) and Nate has been a regular improv and sketch performer at the UCB Theater since 2005. He’s written and directed dozens of sketch and one-person shows for the UCB stage. Nate writes and directs ads, short films and sketch for UCBComedy, Funnyordie, NurtureDigital and SoulPancake. In addition to comedy, Nate has worked extensively in documentary films as an editor and producer. Nate co-hosts the podcast, What’s That From, a thoroughly unresearched history of comedy podcast as two comedy nerds remember it.

How This Works

  • You'll get an address in your enrollment email. Online classes are on Zoom.
  • REFUND POLICY: Full refund if you drop 24 hours before start of class.