putting pen to paper

Our sketch comedy program allows students to take their interesting ideas, write them out, and refine them for the stage. Using improvisation as a tool for heightening and polishing sketches, students create one-of-a-kind stories and characters.

All students interested in joining the sketch program must begin at Sketch Level 1 regardless of experience. In order to sign-up for Sketch Level 1, you must meet the pre-requisites (enrolled in Improv Level 3 or completed at least that level of training at Dallas Comedy House). For questions, e-mail maggie@dallascomedyhouse.com

All students enrolled receive a student ID which allows them to see shows for free (over 200 shows over the course of the term!

Sketch Level One
285.00

Level 1: Introduction to Sketch Writing & Performance
7 Week Course | $285 | Must be enrolled in Improv Level 3+ or Teacher Approval
Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 | October 28 - December 16*
*No Classes and Training Center Closed Week of Thanksgiving
This course will introduce the fundamentals of writing with an end result of writing a sketch monologue for the stage. Through a series of writing exercises, students will use characters, environment and relationships to develop comedic sketches. Completion of weekly assignments inside and outside of class will develop good writing habits for students. Level 1 culminates with a showcase of students’ monologues.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

Sketch Level Three
295.00

Level 3: Writing a Revue
8 Week Course | $295 | Sketch 2 Required
In this class, you will work in a writer’s room style to develop a full length, cohesive sketch comedy revue that will run for four weeks on the DCH stage. The cast will write and perform the entire show as a group, under the direction of the instructor.  This level culminates with a run of four performances in a sketch revue at Dallas Comedy House.

Course requires a minimum of 5 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

Sketch Level Two
285.00

Level 2: The Writers’ Room
7 Week Course | $285 | Sketch 1 Required
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 | August 28 - October 09
In this course, students learn the dynamics of being part of a writers‘ room as you write sketches both on your own and as a group. You’ll be writing multiple sketches each week, and continuing to build on the foundations of idea generating and use of the comedic tools learned in Sketch 1. There will also be a focus on using improv to generate sketch ideas. This level culminates in two performances of selected written sketches.

Course requires a minimum of 5 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.