Comedy School

Sketch Comedy: Page to Stage

Turn your comedy writing into a comedy show! This class will help you take one of your sketches from the page to the stage -- and give you the tools to make any sketch stage-ready. We'll cover techniques like editing with live performance in mind, finding the jokes not on the page and casting considerations. Plus, we'll workshop each sketch in groups so you can see the myriad ways that your sketch can be realized. [Prerequisite: Students must bring a pre-written sketch to class.]

Your instructors for the course come from Bad Medicine, DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, Bad Medicine has performed at North American festivals like Montreal Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Sketchfest Seattle. They also produce award-winning short comedy films, and a podcast about the craft of sketch comedy called Sketch Nerds.
02/29/2020 10:00 AM

Door Time: 9:30 AM

Other Showtimes

Saturday, February 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (includes a one-hour lunch break)

Turn your comedy writing into a comedy show! This class will help you take one of your sketches from the page to the stage -- and give you the tools to make any sketch stage-ready. We'll cover techniques like editing with live performance in mind, finding the jokes not on the page and casting considerations. Plus, we'll workshop each sketch in groups so you can see the myriad ways that your sketch can be realized. [Prerequisite: Students must bring a pre-written sketch to class.]

Your instructors for the course come from Bad Medicine, DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, Bad Medicine has performed at North American festivals like Montreal Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Sketchfest Seattle. They also produce award-winning short comedy films, and a podcast about the craft of sketch comedy called Sketch Nerds.

SKETCH CLASS COMBO PACKAGE: Bad Medicine will also be offering "Intro to Sketch Comedy" on February 15. If you want to take that class as well, click on this link, then buy yourself a "combo" ticket. We'll register you for both classes and you'll save $50.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.

Turn your comedy writing into a comedy show! This class will help you take one of your sketches from the page to the stage -- and give you the tools to make any sketch stage-ready. We'll cover techniques like editing with live performance in mind, finding the jokes not on the page and casting considerations. Plus, we'll workshop each sketch in groups so you can see the myriad ways that your sketch can be realized. [Prerequisite: Students must bring a pre-written sketch to class.]

Your instructors for the course come from Bad Medicine, DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, Bad Medicine has performed at North American festivals like Montreal Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Sketchfest Seattle. They also produce award-winning short comedy films, and a podcast about the craft of sketch comedy called Sketch Nerds.