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November 29, 2010 5:04 AM Subscribe
Best online sketch comedy resources?
posted by jweed to writing & language (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I write sketch comedy. I've been doing it for about 4 years now, and I'm pretty good at it. I also want to get better. My problem is that I live in China, and it's difficult to find classes or groups here that might help me improve. I already collaborate regularly with writers in the states, but I am also looking for stuff online that might help me out further.
One small example: sketch classes I've taken in the past gave me weekly "assignments", stuff like "write a sketch where nobody speaks" or "write a sketch involving velcro". I found these little prompts really helpful, but I haven't been able to find anything like them online. (Note: these prompts are useful because they're opaque. Not looking for some internet guy's list of "situations that might be funny".)
One non example: there are a ton of websites that promise to teach you "how to write sketch comedy in 10 easy steps!!!!" These are mostly useless. I know what "escalation" means, thankyouverymuch.
So, experienced comedy writers of ask.me (I know you're out there! (right? (come on!))), is there great stuff waiting for me somewhere on the web?