SATURDAY September 3rd
Writing Sketch for Television and the Web
Colton Dunn of MADtv and Boom Chicago (Los Angeles)
12pm - 4pm
Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Avenue
This three-part workshop focuses on writing sketch comedy for the small screen. Part one: Workshop your sketch. We table read a pre-written sketch of yours and use elements of the "writers room" to give ideas for re-writes and punch-ups. Part two: Pitch your ideas. In a group pitch meeting we build on your ideas for a future sketch and explore what makes a good "pitch" Part Three: Take the note: A discussion about the elements of a good sketch packet and what it's like to work on a show.
PLEASE BRING: 1 sketch you feel comfortable workshopping and 2 sketch ideas
COLTON DUNN has performed comedy all over the world. As an improviser/teacher he has worked with ComedySportz, Chicago City Limits, Boom Chicago, The Second City, iO West and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. As a writer he's worked for MADtv, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time and MTV's Boiling Points. He's also appeared on numerous TV shows such as Parks and Recreation, The League and Children's Hospital. Colton currently teaches and coaches improv and sketch writing in Los Angeles, CA and is a regular performer in UCBT-LA's Rough Cut and the mainstage show ASSSSCAT.
When & Where
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.