Sketch Comedy Classes

WRITING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Philly Improv Theater is the only place in the metro-Philadelphia region to offer classes in comedy writing. Fortunately, we also have connections to the best writer/teachers in country – including Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall, Kevin Allison from MTV’s The State, formers SNL writers Ali Farahnakian, Christine Nangle. Former PHIT students have gone on to write professionally as humorists, authors, and the even TV writers for shows like Two and a Half Men and Nickoloden’s Marvin Marvin.

Our sketch offerings consist of a core curriculum in sketch writing and a variety of special workshops and writers groups developed by our staff and instructors – people who have toured extensively around the country, had wildly successful viral videos on the internet, had their comedic writing appear in print, and written for television.

Click on a class’ registration status link to see a full description, instructor biography, class dates/locations, and to enroll.

CORE SKETCH COMEDY CURRICULUM CLASSES

Sketch 101 – “Intro to Sketch Writing”: This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past.  Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, learn about different sketch formats, and write and workshop their own material.  The focus in Level 1 is on developing each student’s individual voice and comic sensibility.  The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.

Start Date Day Time Instructor Pre-Requisites Registration Status
8/4/2014 Monday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sean Landis n/a 7 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
8/9/2014 Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Madonna Refugia n/a 8 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!

Sketch 201 – “Collaborative Sketch Writing”: Moving beyond concepts introduced in our Sketch 101 class students will continue to expand their skills through close work with an instructor, workshopping with their peers, and the added challenge of learning how to write collaboratively.

Start Date Day Time Instructor Pre-Requisites Registration Status
NO SKETCH 201 CLASSES ENROLLING AT THIS TIME.

 

COMEDY WRITING MASTER CLASSES
Below is a complete list of upcoming comedy writing master classes being offered at PHIT. Click the registration links on the right for detailed information on each workshop – including a detailed description, location information, instructor bio and payment terms.

Master Class Title Date(s) Day(s) Time Instructor Pre-Requisites Registration Status
Writing For Television 6/28/2014 Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Luke Giordano n/a ENROLL NOW!

 

ONE-DAY COMEDY WRITING WORKSHOPS

 Start Date Day Time Instructor Pre-Requisites Registration Status
NO SKETCH COMEDY WORKSHOPS ENROLLING AT THIS TIME.