Writing Your Sketch Packet

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 10/02 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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$399.00
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance 2 weeks after the start of the program to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email info@roadmapwriters.com.

Ah, comedy. There's so many different ways you can take it, and so many different avenues you can choose to pursue. You can be a stand up, a writer on a narrative TV show, or you can write for a sketch type show. But how does that last one work? How do you put sketches together, build a portfolio and actually do the job once you've got it? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap favorite Jack Herrguth is here with a special four week class designed to help you build your sketch packet! 

This Four Week Class Will Cover

  • Different types of sketches 
  • Monologue jokes (a la Fallon or Kimmel) 
  • Desk Pieces 
  • Studio Games 

Week One - Introduction & Sketch Writing

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Summary

This week will cover: 

  • Different types of sketches
  • Sketches like you've seen on SNL, Key & Peele, MAD TV and Kids in the Hall 
  • An in-class exercise 
  • Live Q&A 

Host:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

Week Two - Crafting a Monologue

Date / Time
Summary

This week will cover: 

  • How to write monologue jokes like you've seen on Fallon, Kimmel and Colbert. 
  • In-class exercise 
  • Feedback on your homework 
  • Live Q&A 

 

Week Three - Desk Pieces

Date / Time
Summary

This week, we will cover: 

  • How to write desk pieces like Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes, Conan's In The Year 2000 
  • In-class exercise 
  • Feedback on your homework 

 

Week Four - Studio Games & Remote Pieces

Summary

This week will cover: 

  • How to write studio games like you've seen on Fallon, and remote pieces - a la something you've seen on the Daily Show, Conan or Letterman. 
  • In-class exercise 
  • Feedback on your homework 
  • Live Q&A 
More about
Jack Herrguth
Independent Producer
Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

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