How to Win the Internet: Writing for Sketch Comedy

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How to Win the Internet: Writing for Sketch Comedy

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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In 2007, YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire internet in 2000.  With all the noise out there, it's difficult to make something that rises to the top.  That's where I come in.

Hi, my name is Marshall Rimmer and I've written dozens of YouTube videos that have aggregated over 32 million views.  My sketches have been featured by CNN, The New York Times, and CBS News.

View my most popular YouTube video here.

Intended for everyone from aspiring filmmakers to hobbyists to marketing professionals, my class will teach you how to effectively write sketch comedy that will reach a widespread audience.

The class is divided into four units:

  1. Idea Generation & Target Audience
  2. Script Format
  3. Writing the Comedy Sketch
  4. Understanding Feedback & Rewrites

Idea Generation & Target Audience will cover different methods to develop concepts into full sketches, providing you with a multitude of profe...

In 2007, YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire internet in 2000.  With all the noise out there, it's difficult to make something that rises to the top.  That's where I come in.

Hi, my name is Marshall Rimmer and I've written dozens of YouTube videos that have aggregated over 32 million views.  My sketches have been featured by CNN, The New York Times, and CBS News.

View my most popular YouTube video here.

Intended for everyone from aspiring filmmakers to hobbyists to marketing professionals, my class will teach you how to effectively write sketch comedy that will reach a widespread audience.

The class is divided into four units:

  1. Idea Generation & Target Audience
  2. Script Format
  3. Writing the Comedy Sketch
  4. Understanding Feedback & Rewrites

Idea Generation & Target Audience will cover different methods to develop concepts into full sketches, providing you with a multitude of professional sketch comedy examples.  We will discuss the purpose of the final project and how to utilize your network to your advantage.

Script Format will not only cover the basics of how a script looks and feels, but this unit will provide you with a scriptwriting software.

Writing the Comedy Sketch covers sketch structure, character dynamics, scripting methods, and other helpful tips.

Understanding Feedback & Rewrites addresses the proper way in which to receive criticism and expands on the notion that there is a nugget of truth in everyone's option.

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Shenee Howard

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5 years, 1 month ago
I loved this! I am writing a web series and everything he said was super helpful for helping me conceptualize some of the funnier scenes. THANKS.
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Darin Lake

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Great class! I have been writing sketch comedy for a little while, but still learned a great deal. Marshall Rimmer, the instructor, was extremely well- organized and offers easy–to-follow, concise steps to create solid sketches. I also enjoyed his tips, tricks and examples. You can definitely tell he knows what he is talking about. If you are new to sketch writing and follow his steps (and do the assignments), I have no doubt you will be able to write a successful sketch. If you have experience, I think you will still benefit. It never hurts to be reminded of things you forgot along the way. On a final note, Marshall is a great presenter. He speaks with confidence and humbleness at the same time. He is an engaging instructor and you can tell he is passionate about sketch writing and helping others learn the craft. For the cost of a couple cups of coffee, I definitely recommend taking this course.
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I have difficulty with standardized pacing in learning as it's either too fast or too slow. I also have difficulty if I cannot experiment with the concept. This class allowed me to take my own pace and tweak the project so I could understand this process better and learn to gauge my time for my other projects.
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