Write The Real Stuff

Location: Online

Mon Apr 3, 2023 7pm-10pm (PDT)
Mon Apr 10, 2023 7pm-10pm
Mon Apr 17, 2023 7pm-10pm
Mon Apr 24, 2023 7pm-10pm

$120 USD
Class size: 8

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Class Description: Get DEEP with your sketch writing! This is a class designed for you to write sketches that are true to you and your life. We’ll work out the best way for you to express what you want to say, then naturally, how to say it in the funniest way possible! Write about your personal experiences. Write about your most embarrassing moments. Write about the people in your life who make you crazy. Write about your angers, your frustrations, your fears, your sadness. Write the real stuff! Take “Truth in Comedy” to a new level! As always we’ll aim to make this process a joy and always remember that COMEDY should be FUN! Ideally you have some sketch writing experience, but it’s not a requirement.
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.