Sketch writers! Learn to conceive and grow your ideas into undeniable pitches, pitch to draft and re-write. Learn how to conceive and gestate your ideas into undeniable pitches. This class will show you how to wring the most out of that first flash of an idea so that you are able to fully explore all the possibilities available. You’ll also learn how to contribute to other’s ideas in a writer’s room.
In this one-day workshop, sketch comedy and late night TV writer Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming and pitching processes in sketch comedy. Learn to take your ideas from first spark of conception to an undeniable pitch. Join Rich as he shares tips and insights from shows like SNL, MADtv, KEY & PEELE, THE TONIGHT SHOW and more.
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/2Um6WUNx8L42
Maximum Students: 12
Cost: $ 150
Teacher Bio: Rich Talarico is an Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning writer and producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.” Additionally, Rich has written/produced “Review” for Comedy Central, FOX’s “MADtv,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and the 2-hour TV Special “Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows.” Rich also produced and wrote “Frank TV” for TBS, “The Sketch Pad” for HBO and co-produced The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show for Comedy Central.
Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater back in the 1990s. Rich went on to tour with Second City’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s etc., and Main Stage Companies.
While in Chicago, Rich was also involved at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” And “Faulty Wiring”– co-created the long-form improv shows “Strap Heads”, “Trio”, “Close Quarters” and “Dasariski,”and played with the early cast Chicago’s longest running improv show: “The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny.”
Rich has appeared in a number of TV commercials, most notably A&W Root beer’s “Mr. Dumass.” Rich also appeared in small role on “Review”, “SNL”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Early Edition”, “What About Joan?” and the feature film “High Fidelity”.
Rich runs comedy writing and improv comedy workshops in Los Angeles and around the US.