Sketch class

Bad Medicine

Intro to Sketch Comedy Online

January 7 - 28

Four weeks on Thursday nights, meeting online. Instructors from the Bad Medicine troupe teach you the basics of sketch comedy and give you feedback on your writing. If the class is sold out, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask to be put on a wait list.

Course Description

This is an online class, conducted through Zoom meetings. Participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer, phone or device with a web camera and microphone.

A beginner's guide to sketch comedy that will take you from a premise to a fully realized sketch. This course will walk you through the elements of a sketch and how to write good sketches; it also features workshop sessions where you'll do read-throughs and get feedback on the writing assignments you'll be preparing. You'll walk away with a solid grounding in the foundations of sketch comedy, as well as the knowledge of how to craft and write sketches of your own.

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.

  • Thursdays, January 7 – 28, meeting at 8 p.m. each week
  • Each session is expected to last 60 - 90 minutes
  • Tuition: $100 (no refunds or cancellations)
  • Class limited to 20 students

About Bad Medicine

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Inspired by Saturday Night Live, Bad Medicine is DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, their comedy focuses on the absurdity of life. For more than half a decade, 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.