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22 Best Comedy Creative Writing Classes in 2024

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Writing Comic Poetry: Seriously?!

Quebec Writers' Federation


Can a poem be funny? Can we balance the light and the dark, find hilarity in a haiku? What is the value of play in creation? In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore the place of humor in their work, through guided readings, discussions, and exercises.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Montreal

Categories: Comedy

Level: Any

Course length: 1 (2 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $185.00

Start date: March, 2024

Website: https://qwf.org/product/writing-comic-poetry-seriously/


In this fun, funny four-week course, you’ll learn how to weave horror and comedy together to create a new literary something or other that maximizes both genres. Might be flash fiction, a ten-minute screenplay, a short story, a comedy sketch or an experimental combo. Creativity welcomed!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Course length: 6 (Self-paced with asynchronous teaching)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $345.00

Start date: June, 2024

Website: https://writers.com/course/article-writing-blogging-essays

Intro to Sketch Comedy (Online)

DC Improv Comedy School


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 writing assignments.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Washington

Categories: Comedy

Level: Any

Class size: 14

Price: $100.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.dcimprov.com/comedy-school/sketch/bad-medicin...

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ONLINE Sketch 101

Upright Citizens Brigade


This course is an introduction to the UCB philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using "the game" to write short comedic scenes. Each week students will engage in writing exercises that will explore different sketch formats.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $525.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://ucbcomedy.com/courses/?eventtemplate=17-online-sk...

Writing Humour

University of Toronto


Delve into the art of humor writing, learning techniques from slapstick to satire. The course offers exercises and workshops, aiming to produce comic pieces and connect with fellow humor writers.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2287-w...

Online Sketch 101

Upright Citizens Brigade


Sketch 101 is an introductory course to sketch comedy writing, highlighting UCB's unique comedic perspective. This course consists of eight 3-hour sessions, focusing on developing, writing, and polishing comedic skills in various sketch formats. There are no prerequisites, and it's available both in-person and online​​​​​​​​​​.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $525.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://ucbcomedy.com/courses/?eventtemplate=17-online-sk...

Improv 101

Upright Citizens Brigade


UCB's Improv 101 course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of improv and comedy. It's ideal for those seeking to enhance their performance skills, public speaking, or just have fun. The course includes eight 3-hour sessions, a class show, and free access to UCB shows​​​​​​​​​​.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: New York

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $500.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://ucbcomedy.com/courses/?eventtemplate=42-improv-10...

Humor Writing

Gotham Writers


Aimed at beginners and those refining their skills, this 10-week course covers the basics of humor writing. Students will engage in lectures, exercises, and critiques, learning to incorporate humor into various writing styles and forms.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: New York

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $419.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/humor-writing/

Write Your TV Series

Jacob Krueger Studio


This 4-week TV writing class, led by studio founder Jacob Krueger, is designed for various TV genres including drama, comedy, dramedy, miniseries, and web series. The course focuses on developing a pilot, series engine, and series bible. It teaches the structure and engine of successful shows, how to create engaging characters, and how to build a unique structure for your show. The course concludes with a one-on-one consultation with a professional writer.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Comedy

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $375.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.writeyourscreenplay.com/write-your-tv-series/

Level 1: Foundations of Improv

Washington Improv Theater


This course offers an introduction to the fundamental concepts of improvisation. It is designed for everyone, regardless of background, and focuses on building confidence, poise, and creativity. The course format includes 8 classes, each lasting 2.5 hours, culminating in a showcase event. It promises a fun and engaging experience while exploring the art of improv​​​​​​.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $320.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://witdc.org/classes/level-1-foundations-of-improv/


Join our 7-week introductory class on improvisational acting in Miami, renowned for its popularity and effectiveness. Learn techniques for improvising scenes and characters in a supportive environment. The course culminates in a student performance, showcasing the skills learned.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Miami

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $300.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: http://www.justthefunny.com/classes

Sketch Writing

Just the Funny


In this 7-week course, you'll learn the art of writing effective and humorous sketches. Covering everything from commercial parodies to full-length scenes, the course offers insights into starting sketches, crafting punchlines, and creating strong endings. Students will write at least six sketches and see them brought to life in class performances.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Miami

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $300.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: http://www.justthefunny.com/classes

How to choose a comedy writing class

Looking to build your writing skillset, learn more about your genre, or finally finish that comedy article you’ve been working on? You’re in the right place. That’s why we built this directory of the best writing courses.

However, creative writing classes aren’t one size fit all. If you’re planning to join a comedy writing class in particular, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you’re seeking to learn about comedy writing.

So make sure to consider the following questions when you’re researching comedy writing courses:

  • Who is the instructor? How many years of experience do they have in comedy writing?
  • Is there something in particular you’d like to learn about comedy writing? Does this course include it?
  • How long is the course, and where is it taught?
  • How much does the comedy writing course cost? Does it fit into your budget?

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