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Intro to Sketch Writing 

Online Group Class Description

Taught by former SNL writer, Alan Linic

This five-week course is a crash-course on all things comedy writing & is perfect for beginners.

Get ready to learn a LOT. Some of the skills the class covers include: 

  • Learn to write the Five different Sketch Types that exist

  • Experience working in a writers room environment

  • How to turn funny ideas (even small ones) into actual scripts and content

  • Breaking down famous sketch shows and writing in their style

  • Create one-off and recurring sketch pieces/characters for social media

  • Win/Win techniques for pitching your ideas to others

No prior writing or comedy experience is necessary.

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

Class Size: 10 students; everyone will get plenty of feedback and individual attention.

Length: Sessions are 2.5 hours, and meets 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
All students will require a free Zoom account, strong internet connection, webcam and mic (built-in is just fine!)

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