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Sketch Writing 201: 

Group Class Description
Taught by SNL writer, Alan Linic


Level up your comedy writing game!
This 5-week intensive dives deeper into sketch comedy, equipping you with powerful new skills.

You'll master:


- Unlimited Idea Generation:
        Say goodbye to writer's block forever! Learn proven techniques to brainstorm hilarious concepts on demand.
- Mastering Topical Humor:

      Turn current events into comedic pieces. Learn how to write news-based sketches that are both timely and funny.
- Developing Captivating Characters:

      Learn the Top 10 comedy characters and techniques to make them shine.
- Comedic Songwriting:

      Add a musical dimension to your comedic toolbox.

- The Art of Collaboration:

      Learn the ins and outs of co-writing and group writing, fostering creativity, & building your comedic network.

...and more!

Each student will also receive our curated video resources to enhance their overall learning experience.


Students must have fully completed Improv-LA Sketch 101 to attend (with teacher's approval and had no more than two absences).

Class Size & Length:

10 students; everyone will get plenty of time and individual attention.
Sessions are 2.5 hours, and meet for 5 weeks online over Zoom. 

Note: There will be required writing assignments/deadlines each week.


The Teacher: Alan Linic


Alan Linic is an improviser, writer, and teacher. He has performed as part of the Second City Touring Company and is an alumnus of their resident stages in Chicago. He has written for Saturday Night Live, textbooks, the Second City, and his work has appeared in books including his own: Our Perfect Marriage. He performs in LA as part of Big City Boyfriend, a critically acclaimed improv group.

Online via Zoom (to try to recreate an atmosphere similar to actual comedy writers rooms, which are all held online these days, this class will be held online as well!)
All students will require a free Zoom account, strong internet connection, webcam and mic (built-in is just fine!)

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