Fri 3 August 2018 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Chibuk Panda - Brenner 5, Tel Aviv, 150 NIS
The Stage is so excited to be hosting our first ever comedy sketch writing workshop!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Come find your inner Tina Fey in this brand new half-day taster on writing and performing sketch comedy! We’ll kick off by learning the basic rules for creating side-splitting sketches – because the best comedy ideas are lost without them! Sampling some of the greatest sketches ever written (from SNL, Monty Python, Funny or Die and more), we’ll discover what really makes them so hilarious. We’ll also explore what makes the best content and have fun with different styles. Creating The Stage’s *first ever* writers room, as a group we’ll brainstorm sketch ideas, create some fun characters, mine them for comedy gold, and finally test them out to understand when the comedy lands. Finally, in duos and trios, everyone will write and perform a one-page sketch…and then go home inspired to create a viral sketch with more views than Charlie Bit My Finger.
Bring your quill, ink and your funnybone. There will also be a short homework activity for participants before the workshop to help get the creative juices flowing.
No previous writing experience required.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Erin Hunter is an experienced comedy actor and writer who hails from Lalaland. She’s one half of comedy duo Hunt The Vigan creators of a gaggle of sketches including viral comedy sketch Boobies in a Box (8 million views to date!) and screwball comedy web series A Quick Fortune which won a screenwriting award and was featured at 10 global festivals including Raindance. She performed and wrote for 2 runs of London’s longest running sketch show Newsrevue. Erin trained at UCLA and LAMDA with a year abroad at Trinity College Dublin where she was devastated to discovered her Irish name is only found on packets of instant soup.