Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing


Everything is horrible right now. We’re all trapped in doors. Politics are toxic. The environment is burning. People suck… Which makes this the perfect time to write some COMEDY! 

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing is a great way to introduce new and veteran writers to the skill of sketch comedy writing. Through 8 weeks, students will be introduced to several sketch writing genres and styles for the stage. Each session will be run like a writer’s room where students will pitch, write, and re-write sketches. Your instructor will provide helpful personalized feedback based on years of experience, and you should leave with a packet of 6-8 finished sketches.

The class will conclude with a live reading of sketches by professional comedians from Los Angeles. This 8-week course meets for 3 hours.

Recommended: laptop or tablet, and script writing software (Final Draft, Writers Duet, Fade In, Cetlx)

Class Dates & Time: 6pm-9pm (ET) May: 26th June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July: 7th, 14th.

Timmy Tamisiea has directed just under 100 shows for the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. He has performed and written comedy all over the country, including with his brother in the critically acclaimed sketch team We Have An Uncle Dick. He also performs with the 7 time WCT House Improv Tournament winners The Cobranauts. He also tours the country with the award winning comedy show Mission Improvable. You can see some of Timmy’s writing this fall on the Amazon children’s animated show Jessy and Nessy. He’s also pitched way to many shows to networks… Way too many. Aside from teaching improv and sketch comedy at The Westside Comedy Theater, he is a professor of improv, sketch and acting for the camera at The College of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. He has an MFA in comedy writing and directing from Columbia College Chicago. You can see some of his work at

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