Sketch Writing Level One

Sketch Writing Level One with Armando Diaz

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Class Days: Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm (ET)
Begins: Nov 5, 2020
Ends: Dec 17, 2020
Price: $299

Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).
Class Description

This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work. The class will consist of lectures, writing assignments, and focused and fun workshops each week. 8 weeks. No experience required. Open to all.

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*

  • Nov 5, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 12, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 19, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 3, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 10, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 17, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.