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Sketch Comedy Writing 101: The Basics

January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

This course is an introduction to the philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using “the game” to write short comedic scenes. Each week students will engage in writing exercises that will explore different sketch formats. Students will be exposed to different methods for turning funny ideas into even funnier written sketches. Students will leave the class with an understanding of popular sketch formats and a portfolio of writing. No prior sketch writing experience is necessary — the only requirement for this class is a desire to write and learn. Students should have access to a computer and be prepared to work outside of class. Class length: Six 2 hour classes = 12 hours of instruction Prerequisite: No Experience Needed Max class size: 10

Class Dates:

6 Thursdays – 1/21,1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Class Cost:

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $185 LATE REGISTRATION: $200 (Early Bird pricing ends 2 days before the first class)

Class Times:

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Class Location:

All classes happen online via ZOOM.


Chris Renfro *instructors subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Chris Renfro is a writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, CA*. He produces and co-hosts Gaysian AF as part of the hit variety show, Asian AF. Chris is also house team performer at The Second City Hollywood and an alumni of the CBS Diversity Sketch Showcase. *This class is NOT affiliated with The Upright Citizens Brigade All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.


January 21, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$2 – $200
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