Sketch comedy is scripted comedy, just like you see on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and Key & Peele. It all begins with the development of characters and the writing of scripts.  

Please visit our Student Resources page for more information about classes and enrollment.

All core classes meet at the Comedy Spot Training Center, at 915 T Street in Sacramento.

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Duration: 5 weeks
Prerequisite: None
Minimum Age: 18

In this 5-week Sketch Writing course, students will learn the basics of writing sketch comedy scripts, as seen in television shows like SNL, MadTV, and Key & Peele. Students will learn Comedy Spot sketch theory and several methods of generating ideas with a clear focus. The class is a mix of video lecture, group discussion, script reading, and feedback. At the completion of this class, students will have two finished sketches to use in future.

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  • Upcoming Start Dates:
    June 6 (Thursdays)
    • Meets: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
    • Notes: No class July 4

Duration: 8 weeks
Prerequisite: Comedy Spot’s Improv 101, Comedy Spot’s Sketch Writing, Instructor Approval 
Course Fee: $200

Sketch Comedy Deep Dive – Learn to create and perform in a sketch comedy show like Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, or Chapelle’s Show. In this 8-week class, students will expand their writing skills, create characters, create sketches inspired by improv scenes, and create sketch-prov bits. Students will also learn best practices and helpful tips for producing sketch comedy shows from Brian Crall, writer, director, actor, and producer of sketch comedy and variety shows for over 20 years. Students will perform the sketches and characters they have created as part of a final sketch comedy show.

Please click the button above to submit your information. Students who are selected to participate in the course will be sent a link to enroll. 

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1050 20th St. #130
Sacramento, CA 95811

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915 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


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