Writing Program

Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building block of any Second City show. Study classic Second City scenes, use improv to develop scenes and write original sketches.

Please note that some of these classes will be delivered online.

Online Classes

Teen Sketch Level 1 (On-demand)

Teen Sketch is a quick and fun entry into the world of sketch comedy writing. Part one of this three-part course is an exercise-based class WITH NO GRADES (woohoo!) that is all about generating ideas and exploring point of view while learning some terminology along the way. Homework includes in-class…

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Teen Sketch Level 2 (On-demand)

Come on back and get your sketch comedy even sketchier! In part two of this three-part course, teens build on tools learned in Teen Sketch 1, further developing their comedic point of view along with learning and writing sketch comedy styles like “Fish out of Water,” “Inappropriate Response” and “Parody.”

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Writing for TV & Film Escape for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Writing for TV & Film Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try comedy writing – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun,…

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Writing for TV & Film Escape for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Writing for TV & Film Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try comedy writing – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun,…

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Writing for TV & Film Drop-in for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Are you interested in taking a comedy writing class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in comedy writing class for tweens is open to everyone Ages 10-13. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new…

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Writing for TV & Film Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Are you interested in taking a comedy writing class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in comedy writing class for teens is open to everyone Ages 14-18. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new…

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