The KC Improv Co. Training Center | Sketch Writing w/ Brandon Durkes

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Learn how to take your comedy ideas and turn them into fully written pieces of sketch comedy in this ONLINE CLASS!!!

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Do you want to do sketch comedy like you've seen on SNL, MadTV or The KC Improv Company's Sketched Out, but don't know where to start? Then this is the class for you!

Over 8-weeks, learn the process of forming rough and jagged ideas, and turning them into polished pieces of comedy! Using your new sketch ideas, previously written pieces, and assigned writings, this course will help you recognize the comedic elements within a sketch and how to best heighten and refine their impact.At the end, your work will be read onstage by cast members of The KC Improv Company. No experience necessary.

Classes meet Saturdays Online! Internet required, video capabilities encouraged!

Spring Session taught by Brandon Durkes

Brandon Durkes has been doing comedy professionally and unprofessionally for over a decade. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of The KC Improv Company, where he's responsible for what you see on their stage. More pertinent, he is the producer/director of The KC Improv Company's monthly sketch show, Sketched Out. He is also the director of Bird in the Middle, a Kansas City comedy collective. He’s been a teacher with The KC Improv Company since 2015, having taught every level the Training Center offers. Some of his accolades include directing both the Best of KC Fringe film “A Dinner Party” (Bird in the Middle, 2017) & sketch show “The Best of Fountain City Sketch” (The KC Improv Company, 2017). When he’s not doing live or filmed comedy, he likes to watch pro wrestling and play JRPGs. Learn more about him at

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