Sketch Writing Level One

Sketch Writing Level One with Armando Diaz

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Class Description


This class will introduce you to the basics of sketch writing. You will learn how to develop your ideas and turn them into hilarious sketches. Each week the class will cover different techniques and different types of sketch comedy. Students will be given weekly assignments to write and workshop in class. 6 Weeks. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Armando Diaz

Armando is widely regarded as one of the best improv teachers in New York City and beyond. His list of teaching credits is a long one: the ImprovOlympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYU and Michael Howard Studios. He has trained dozens of actors who have performed or written for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mad TV, and The Daily Show.

A Chicago native, Armando studied improv under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic, Mick Napier at the Annoyance, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory. He performed in and helped create one of the most popular improvised longforms in Chicago, "The Armando Diaz Experience...." For the last decade, "the Armando" has been performed weekly in Chicago, and is now taught and performed in many other cities including Los Angeles and New York.

In addition to writing and producing short films, Armando wrote sketches for the show Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central, and has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  1. Jun 4, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  2. Jun 11, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  3. Jun 18, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  4. Jun 25, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  5. Jul 2, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  6. Jul 9, 2024, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
This class does not have a show/performance