BUILDING THE SKETCH WRITERS PACKET

 

Workshop Description

Last year, SNL had open submissions* for writers requesting 3- 5 sketches: 1 commercial parody, 1 topical or political sketch, and the remainder being "whatever best represents your unique abilities." This intermediate workshop is for writers who are ready to assemble a collection of sketches for submission to sketch shows, talk shows, agents or managers. In this workshop we focus on writing the topical, political and pop culture material required by shows like SNL as well as material that best reflects your own sensibilities. We look at the submission requirements for actual shows to give writers an idea of what is expected during the submission process and writers receive feedback on their material.

*This course in not affiliated with NBC or Saturday Night Live. Enrollment in the class does not include access to or information about submissions for SNL or any other sketch shows.  

 

General Information

  • 6 Sessions - Once a week  - Beginning at 7pm

  • Fee $250.00

  • Location(s) - Online Zoom Course

Requirements

 

  • Open to students of all skill levels. 

  • As this is an online course, students must have a consistent and reliable internet connection to sustain participation in class.

Terms & Conditions

 

  • *Class length will vary depending on the number of students enrolled as well as what is being covered by the syllabus on any particular day.

  • **SPACES ARE LIMITED. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required to reserve a spot. Balance is due by the first class. If you have to drop the class before it begins, you may transfer your deposit to another class.  If you have any issue with payment terms, or would like to discuss a PAYMENT PLAN, please email me to discuss.

  • ** Drop Policy**  Drops made 7 days or more in advance of the class, will receive a 100% refund minus the deposit . (deposits may be credited to future classes)  Drops made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 20% fee in addition to the deposit. . Drops made within 48 hours to the event will incur a 30% fee in addition to the deposit.  Drops after the first class will incur a 40% fee in addition to the deposit. Drops after the second class you will incur a 50% fee. . There will be no refunds for students who drop after the third class. 

 

Thanks for reading. Looking forward to working with you and doing a lot of laughing! Please contact me with any questions. 

 

Cheers,

John