Workshops

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 Are you interested in writing sketch comedy?

If you’d like to inquire about a personal lesson or workshop, please email Jason at Jason@sketchpadcomedy.com or if you’d like to get an email when workshops become available sign up by clicking here.

Sketchpad® Comedy teaches sketch comedy through courses and workshops.

What you can expect:

  • Learn the basics of writing sketch comedy
  • You will do improv scenes in a safe environment that will be used to help us explore our sketch comedy ideas
  • You will walk away with a first draft of your sketch

If you’ve been writing comedy for awhile but struggle with knowing whether it’s good enough or how you can improve it – we can help.

If you just want some people to hang out with for a few hours and you’re not afraid to pay for it – yes, we can and WILL help. (come here buddy)

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credit: www.funnyjunk.com

Who is teaching it?

Jason Flamm has been teaching improv and sketch comedy since 2011.

He’s a graduate of The Improv Shop and taught short form improv for The Improv Trick-St. Louis under Bill Chott (The Ringer, The Dana Carvey Show). He’s also learned improv through workshops from David Koechner (Anchorman), Jimmy Carrane (The Art of Slow Comedy, Improv Nerd), Susan Messing (The Annoyance Theater), Rick Andrews (The Magnet Theater NY), Greg Hess (Cook County Social Club), Jacob Schneider (io Shakespeare), Rick & Laura Hall (Whose Line is it Anyway?), and many more.

He’s been fortunate to have been taught sketch writing from Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall), Rich Talarico (Review, Key & Peele), Michael McCarthy (SNL) and Andel Sudik (The Second City) amongst others.

He has also performed in the Compass Improv Festival in St. Louis as well as the Show Em Comedy Festival in Columbia, MO.

He is the creator of Sketchpad Comedy, which helps new and seasoned sketch writers collaborate together to develop a unique monthly sketch comedy show called STL Sketchpad. Welcome Thru Effingham is his sketch comedy podcast about the fake characters and made up stories of the very real Effingham, IL.

WTEff has been on the air for 3 seasons, which includes over 75 sketches and has been downloaded over 14,000 times. It’s currently being featured on iheartradio.com and Audible Channels through Rooftop Media.

If you’d like to get to know Jason more (before he hugs you), you can email him directly at Jason@sketchpadcomedy.com or find him on Facebook.

You can see material from his live shows as well as some original shorts on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwAD5az1sf9yN052fV09QA

And if that’s not enough, he’s also a published author! In 2016, he wrote a book called Keep Creating: 83 Ways to Keep Creating the Things You Love (available on Amazon).


Any questions?

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop FAQ:

Do I need writing experience to do a workshop?

No.

What will I walk away with after the workshop?

You will walk away with the process needed to generate sketch ideas whenever you want. The ability to turn those ideas into full sketches. And… if you’re lucky, a new best frand.

How long are the workshops?

Typically 3 hours. But, if you need longer we’ll figure it out.

How much do the workshops cost?

Depends on time and location.

What else can you tell me about Sketchpad Comedy?

I started Sketchpad Comedy as a way to help people who were interested in writing or performing sketch comedy actually be able to write or perform sketch comedy. We’ve helped over 150 writers put on hundreds of sketches live on stage. We also have an FAQ if you want to know more about Sketchpad Comedy.

Is it just sketch comedy or does it cover other forms of comedy writing?

Jason also teaches improv. He’s experienced in teaching improv for performance as well as for enhancing business skills such as public speaking, team building and problem solving. Inquiries about improv workshops should be sent to Jason@sketchpadcomedy.com

Can you teach me to be funny?

Maybe. There are a lot of people that believe you can’t teach funny. But, what I can teach you is to take the funny you do have and structure it so that other people might understand it better and it performs better on stage or in film. I can show you what you need to do to translate your funny onto a script. I can’t show you the world… that’s Aladdin.

Will this help me get laid?

If you are a nerdy girl, you probably don’t need my help. If you are a nerdy guy… well, the world’s changing and nerds are starting to rule. With that said – no, probably not. But, it’d be pretty cool if it did.

What if I have more questions?

Hit me up. My name is Jason. I can be stalked on Facebook and also at my email address: Jason@sketchpadcomedy.com.

 


What if I’m not in St. Louis but I want to get a workshop?

Is it too soon to say “I Love You?”

Contact Jason at Jason@sketchpadcomedy.com – let’s figure out how to make it work. He likes to travel. If you have friends who want to do it as well, then we’ll definitely make it work.

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