Workshop: Writing for Sketch Comedy with Dylan Reiff/Kickstand Comedy
What makes something funny? How does a comedy writer turn a funny idea into a fully fleshed out sketch? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of writing sketch comedy including brainstorming, beats and structure, “heightening” what’s funny, and how to draw on your experience of the world around you to express your own comedic voice. The final week of class will feature a table reading of our work brought to life by “real” working actors and professional comedians. Includes a Q+A with our special guests.
Meets Tues and Thurs 5-6:30pm | May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
Dylan Reiff is the cofounder and Artistic Director of Kickstand Comedy. He is a teacher, writer and performer with over 15+ years of experience in comedy, storytelling, and immersive theater. Reiff has performed across the country and has been featured in The Del Close Marathon (NY), Vancouver International Improv Festival (BC), Bumbershoot (SEA), The Stumptown Improv Festival (PDX), and many more. He is a Forward Slash Story Alumnus, helped produce The Polybius Conspiracy Podcast (Radiotopia), and can normally be seen onstage weekly at Kickstand Comedy. He currently co-hosts the weekly comedy live-stream shows Binge Watch Tonight and The Aardvark Hour on XRAY.FM.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210