Sketch 101 Intensive - Online with Curt Riedy | June 8 - June 17

Sketch 101 Intensive - Online with Curt Riedy | June 8 - June 17

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Date Range: June 8 - June 17
Days: 5 Classes Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Time:  7:30PM-10:30PM EST / 4:30PM-7:30PM PST

  • Monday, June 8 - Live Class
  • Wednesday, June 10 - Live Class
  • Friday, June 12 - Live Class
  • Monday, June 15 - Live Class
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Live Class

The class will run with a minimum of 5 students.  If the course does not meet minimum student requirements, students will be refunded or allowed to switch to another Helium Academy class of equal value and experience.



Are you looking to develop funny comedy sketches for the stage or online content? Want to experience the rush of taking an idea from basic concept to completed script? 

Take a crash course in the art of sketch comedy with the one-week intensive, taught by instructor Curt Riedy.

In this one-week intensive, you'll deep dive into understanding the basics of writing a comedy sketch.  Through this interactive live class, you'll workshop new sketch ideas with fellow students, learn proper story structure to turn your jokes and ideas into a completed piece, and use a series of exclusive video resources to watch classic sketches (from shows like Saturday Night Live and Key & Peele) and break down the step-by-step structure of what makes them work.

How will this work? This class will be hosted through a Zoom Webinar. All instructions on how to access Zoom, the webinar, and class materials will be emailed to students prior to the session. 
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Curt Riedy is a filmmaker, comedy writer and performer in the Philadelphia area. A long-standing member of the sketch-comedy troupe High Dramma, Curt has performed in comedy festivals across Boston, Baltimore, Montreal and New York City. He’s also one of the co-producers of Philly Sketchfest, the city’s long-running sketch comedy festival. He's mentored 2 comedy teams for the Philly Improv Theater’s Iron Sketch Competition and has produced, directed and edited videos for several local sketch troupes, including The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, Kathryn & Sarah and Patric Writes Sketches. Recently, he’s produced and edited a variety of comedic online spots for brands such as Land O’Lakes, Toys ‘R’ Us, Campbell’s and the NFL. As an actor/comedian, he’s appeared on television shows such as “The Rotten Tomatoes Show”, “Chain Reaction”, “Flight of the Conchords”, and “Conan”.