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.”

Teen…

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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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Comedy Writing

Comedic Songwriting (ages 11-18)

Students will learn comedic songwriting, types of songs, finding a strong point of view to develop a comedic song. Class will end with a showcase of songs written and performed by students accompanied by a musical director.
*Prerequisite: Students need to have already finished a session with the Youth & Teen…

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