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Sketch Comedy Writing
ImprovBoston Comedy School 3-Level Sketch Comedy Program
Our sketch comedy program for adults (17+) takes students from the fundamentals of comedy writing all the way through creating your own sketch comedy show.
Successful comedy stems from a critical but constructive and supportive writing environment, where students are encouraged to take risks, build confidence in the choices they make, themselves, and their creative ideas on paper. Our comedy writing philosophy is rooted in improvisation and explored by an experienced faculty of performers, writers and directors focusing on the comedic potential of unique characters and dynamic relationships.
Our program is cumulative and each level truly fosters an ensemble writing experience. Also, our students receive UNLIMITED stand-by comp tickets for regularly scheduled shows and Every class features a Student Showcase.
SEE LIVE SKETCH COMEDY EVERY WEEKEND!
SketchHaus (Thursdays 930) Sketch CageMatch (Saturdays 930)
See our Training FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions about our training program.
- Sketch Writing 101
- Sketch Writing 201
- Sketch Writing 301
Sketch Writing 101
What is a "sketch," exactly, and how the heck do you write one? In eight weeks, you'll learn how to develop a comic premise, establish and heighten a 3-5 minute scene, and create hilarious and complex characters. Working with classmates and an IB Faculty Member, you will develop a solid portfolio of sketches.
$199.00 per person. Maximum of 12 participants per class. No previous experience necessary.
Sketch Writing 201
Want to take your comedy writing to the next level? SKETCH 201 will introduce you to new ways to develop ideas and opportunities to explore a wider variety of sketch styles. SKETCH 201 will hone sketch comedy skills like writer collaboration, editing, rewriting, and incorporating topical humor.
$199.00 per person. Maximum of 12 participants per class. Pre-requisite: SKETCH 101
Sketch Writing 301
SKETCH 301 helps our students write and mount polished sketch show! By the end of eight weeks, you'll write a show, cast it, rehearse it, and put it on stage. Work together with your class and guest directors.
$199.00 per person. Maximum of 8 participants per class. Pre-requisite: SKETCH 201
Current Sketch Classes
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Next Drop-In Class
YAP Improv Workshop - Sunday, June 23, 4-6pm
Fun, friendly improv workshop open to the public. Beginners always welcome! $10 - More Info
SOLD OUT: Deana Criess Tolliver - SKETCH 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 6/2/13
SOLD OUT: David Marino - SKETCH 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/29/13
Dave Sawyer - SKETCH 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/29/13