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

A writers meeting for Game of Nerds

A writers meeting for Game of Nerds

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. 

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

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. 

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

NEXT SESSIONS:

*All 2016 sessions of Sketch Writing 1 are sold out. Classes tend to fill up quickly, as we keep the class size manageable to be sure each student has a full experience. 2017 signups are open now:


WINTER SESSION - *SOLd out*

When: Mondays, January 9th - February 20th, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm

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

Teachers: Elaine Gavin & Kate Elston

Cost: $350

*This session is sold out. Occasionally, a spot may open up if another student switches sessions, in which case we reach out to the waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for this session, email admin@killingmylobster.com


Spring SESSION

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


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 3rd, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm

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

Teachers: Sean Owens & Mike Ottum

Cost: $350