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Testimonials

Introduction to Sketch Comedy and Advanced Sketch Comedy Writing Courses

On the KML Class environment…
Laughter. Oh man did I laugh a lot, but I also learned a lot. It’s not a traditional classroom environment which I think adds to the creativity and enjoyment. Taking the class I got the distinct feeling that the Lobsters were taking me into their family. Overwhelming support and encouragement came from all the Lobsters, not just my main teacher but also any and all the Lobsters who stopped in to teach/visit. I still feel that support today even from across the country.
-Meg Ferrill, Writing 1 and 2, 2010

I would add that it wasn’t just the instructors – other students were really helpful in this too. The class room environment is, dare I say, a safe place where honesty doesn’t equal cruelty.
-Gina Bardi, Writing 1 and 2, 2010-2011

It was great to have an audience. That’s really what was great about the class. You can lock yourself up and write and come up with amazingly brilliant ideas, but they don’t really amount to anything unless you share them. Comedy at least. So for about 6 weeks, I could count on having an audience for three hours.
-Andy Sciamanna, Writing 1, 2008

On how KML Classes turned lives around…
I had been in a creative stand still in my life. Taking the class helped remind me what I love about comedy and also encouraged me that I had the skills to push forward in comedy.
-Meg Ferrill, Writing 1 and 2, 2010

I am enjoying seeing the words I put down performed live and on video. I can call myself a writer and believe it!
-Njon Weinroth, Writing 1 and 2, 2011

I can honestly call myself a sketch comedy writer and feel confident that I write funny stuff. Before these classes I would have been too meek to write that last sentence without qualifiers.
-Gina Bardi, Writing 1 and 2, 2010-2011

On KML Instructors…
The instructors helped me refine what my main goal was with each piece. They provided tools to help me get back on track when I felt lost.
-Njon Weinroth, Writing 1 and 2, 2011

Andy Alabran was my instructor and he was just extremely excited and encouraging during the class. You could tell he just really loved the creative process. He kind of let people go their own way while slightly giving them direction. He never tried to make the stuff his own or anything. It was all positive.
-Andy Sciamanna, Writing 1, 2008

In both Writing 1 & 2, I thought the instructors were very available and able to give outstanding, relevant feedback.
-Mark Spinrad, Writing 1 and 2, 2011

On taking the Writing 1 & Writing 2 sequence…
Writing 1 was fun and exciting (especially getting to see how a live audience reacts to your stuff when read aloud by KML actors during the last class). But if you’re seriously interested in learning to write sketch, then you have to take Writing 2, which offered much more direct instruction about sketch and deeper levels of feedback.
-Mark Spinrad, Writing 1 and 2, 2011