sketch comedy writing 1

Katharine Chin, Siobhan Doherty & Shaun Plander in a writers meeting for Night of the Living Data

Katharine Chin, Siobhan Doherty & Shaun Plander in a writers meeting for Night of the Living Data

I like that it was mostly focused on actually writing and getting feedback vs. a lot of lecture during class time.
— Molly Stubbs - Writing 1 Student

In Sketch Writing 1, you'll learn the fundamentals of writing sketch comedy and techniques for developing your comedic voice. Experienced KML writer's will instruct you, give detailed feedback, and individually tailor assignments to improve your writing. We foster an environment where all ideas and perspectives are welcome. Expect a supportive, encouraging, and hilarious atmosphere. 

At the end of the 7-week writing course, KML actors will perform a staged reading of students' sketches. In addition, students will receive a free ticket to the current KML show of the month. 

Whether you're looking to work in sketch comedy professionally or just want to expand your writing skills, we're here to help you make that happen. 

 

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP:

  • Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week writing outside of class.
  • Sketch Writing 1 is regularly divided up into two small groups to ensure that everyone's sketches are read and individual feedback is given. 
  • Attendance is a big part of our collaborative environment. Everyone's ideas matter and participation is the key to success. Please make sure that your schedule allows for in-class time and outside writing time. 
  • KML cannot issue refunds for classes, but we do allow you to transfer course credit. 
  • If you need to transfer course credit to another class, KML can apply your credit to another class within 6 months of the dropped class. In order for course credit to be reapplied you must notify KML at least 7 days prior to the first day of the class for which you originally signed up.
  • Transferring class credit will not be honored after the class has already started. 

 

  • If a student misses two or more classes, they are automatically dropped from that session. The student is welcome to enroll in future classes, but their enrollment in the previous session will not rollover into the next session and the student will be expected to pay for the new session in full.

 

  • All students are expected to attend the final class read.

 

  • If a student drops a class, or is automatically dropped due to absences, they forfeit their comp ticket to attend a KML show.
I enjoyed the individual feedback I received from the instructors on each sketch and strengthening my writing skill in general. It was fun to do table reads during class and to be able to hear a variety of writing styles and feedback.
— Vivian Huang - Writing 1 Student
A writers meeting for Game of Nerds

A writers meeting for Game of Nerds

 * Killing My Lobster reserves the right to refuse admission to any class at our discretion.

NEXT SESSIONS:

*Note that classes tend to fill up quickly, as we keep the class size manageable to be sure each student has a full experience.


SPRING SESSION - mondays - *sold out*

When: Mondays, April 24th - June 14th, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm (no class on Memorial Day, 5/29, final read is Wednesday, June 14th)

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Teacher: Sean Owens

Cost: $350

*This session is sold out. Occasionally a spot may open up if a student needs to drop or switch sessions. To be added to the waitlist, email our admin assistant, Stephanie, at admin@killingmylobster.com


Spring SESSION - Tuesdays - *sold out*

When: Tuesdays, April 25th - June 6th, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Teachers: Elaine Gavin & Amanda Rosenberg

Cost: $350

*This session is sold out. Occasionally a spot may open up if a student needs to drop or switch sessions. To be added to the waitlist, email our admin assistant, Stephanie, at admin@killingmylobster.com


SUMMER SESSION

When: Mondays, June 12th - July 24th, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Teachers: Mike Ottum & Meg Trowbridge

Cost: $350


FALL SESSION

When: Tuesdays, August 22nd - October 2nd, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm (Final class read is Monday, October 2nd. All other classes are Tuesdays.)

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Teachers: Sean Owens & Mike Ottum

Cost: $350