The CCBTS Sketch program is centered around our improv principles of Truth and Game. Students will learn a variety of formats and technical skills, learn to write individually and in a writer’s room and, in level 2, learn to write and produce their very own sketch show.

Successful completion of all Sketch levels qualifies students to audition for CCB House Maude (sketch) Teams as a writer.

Level 1

101s – Intro to Sketch

For the budding sketch writer and anybody who’s ever had that perfect funny idea but no way to get it down on the page.

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of comedic sketch writing. Over the course of 8 weeks, we’ll cover the basics of everything from popular sketch formats and finding the game of your sketch to script formatting and workshopping. Students will learn different methods of taking a funny idea and turning it into a hilarious sketch and will leave the course with a portfolio of writing, including at least one completed, workshopped and ‘ready-for-primetime’ sketch.

No prior writing, sketch or improv experience required.

Please note, students should be prepared to write and read sketches outside of class!

Upcoming Courses:

Course Date(s) Time Instructor(s) Register
Intro to Sketch Saturdays, March 7th – May 2nd (8 Classes) 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Antonia Bär 4 tickets left
Level 2

201s – Developing a Sketch Show

Building on the foundations set in 101, this course focuses on the writer’s room and producing a full sketch show. During the first 4 weeks of the course, students will learn the process of pitching & brainstorming and working in a writer’s room, and will then be expected to write and select sketches for a 30-minute student show. The second half of the course will consist of re-writing, producing and rehearsing the show itself.

Prerequisites: Sketch 101

Upcoming Courses:

Course Date(s) Time Instructor(s) Register
Developing a Sketch Show Saturdays, March 7th – May 2nd (8 Classes) 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Josh Telson 6 tickets left