Sketch class

Bad Medicine

Level 2 Sketch Comedy Online

February 11 - March 18

Six weeks on Thursday nights, meeting online. Take your sketch writing to the next level with help from the instructors in Bad Medicine! 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 Level 2 Sketch Comedy Writing course that will help you create a portfolio of sketches. This course uses the skills learned in Introduction to Sketch Comedy to 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. Sketch formats covered include: Game Show, Commercial Parody, Town Hall, Talk Show, and more. Students will be asked to write sketches every other week.

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, February 11 - March 18, starting at 8 p.m. each week
  • Each session is expected to last 60 - 90 minutes
  • Tuition: $150 (no refunds or cancellations)
  • Class limited to 15 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.