Online Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop Sponsored by ITR Theatre


Are you a fan of SNL? SCTV? Do you feel like you have a funny story that you've always thought would make a great sketch? How about trying your hand at writing sketch comedy? In this workshop you will begin by examining successful sketches from major shows (SNL, Key and Peele, This Hour Has 22 Minutes etc.) and break down the techniques behind each sketch. Each week students will get a chance to write and share their own sketches with the class, exploring formats such as: grounded "two handers" (2 Actors), commercial parodies, monologue jokes, and "blackout sketches". In each class we'll explore the different angles and "comedic engines" necessary to drive each sketch. Sketches are generally 3 to 5 pages in length. This course will be given over Zoom. Upon registration, the instructor will contact students via email to get a sense of their comedic interests, in order to make the class as relevant (and fun!) as possible.

ITR is thrilled to be able to offer this workshop given by Ottawa's own Jonny Lebeau. Jonny is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program in Toronto, the Upright Citizen's Brigade in NYC and has a Master's Degree in TV Writing and Production from Long Island University.

Registration for this workshop is now closed. Check back here again or email for news on any future ITR Workshops