Comedy & Sketch Writing 101

Sketch Writing 101 is the starting point for working to develop your clean comedy writing skills as either a screenwriter, episodic writer or stand up comedian. You will learn skills and exercises for brainstorming, creating and developing comedic characters and dialogue. This course is held virtually through email and Zoom calls.

Notes: Sketch Writing 101 is a pre-requisite to Sketch Writing 201. Every session you are given homework and turn in pages for feedback. The course goal is to develop clean comedy writing skills.


Summer and fall sessions are open for registration now. Weeknight or Saturday class options available for this 10 week session. Step #3 includes opportunity to apply for financial aid or to sponsor someone.


1. Submit a writing sample and pay the registration fee. This is not the cost of the class, but a placement and evaluation fee. *Screenwriting 101 is the only class that does not require a writing sample. However, submitting one will help us in evaluating how we can best help you with the development of your writing skills. Unsure of what to submit? Have questions? Feel free to contact us.

2. Wait for a confirmation on what class level you should start with. Our goal is to help you become the best you can be so placement is important. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or for some reason didn’t hear back from us within 24 hours.

3. Apply for financial aid (if applicable).

4. Hold your spot by paying the course fee.

Looking for professional help in bringing to life your story for production? Professional development and writing consultation is available with non-union or union writers and producers.  Please contact us for further information. Rates vary greatly depending on credits, and previous distribution of the CEG professional.