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Learn the art of improvisational comedy and sharpen your comedic timing at Chicago's top comedy clubs through these interactive classes led by experienced instructors. Master the fundamentals of stand-up comedy, sketch writing, and character development in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, but 6 classes live online are available.

TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(60) Beginner 16 and older
$420

4 sessions

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TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad

Learn from TV comedy expert, Jack Kukoda, how to transform your beat sheets into a hilarious pilot script in this 8-week online workshop. Develop your characters, write an engaging opening scene, and turn your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be on your way to revising your first draft and creating an Emmy-worthy comedy.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$1,140

10 sessions

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3-Week TV Actor Workout: Procedurals, 1 HourDramas and Comedies with Kendra Castleberry

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Refine your comedic craft in TV auditioning with Zachary Spiegel at Actors Connection New York. Join this intensive led by an Associate Casting Director with a rich portfolio, including recent projects for Disney Channel, ABC/20th Century, and Netflix. Elevate your skills under the guidance of an industry expert for a chance to shine in the world of multi-cam comedies.

(323) All levels 18 and older
$229

3 sessions

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TV Comedy Intensive with Zachary Spiegel

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Refine your comedic craft in TV auditioning with Zachary Spiegel at Actors Connection New York. Join this intensive led by an Associate Casting Director with a rich portfolio, including recent projects for Disney Channel, ABC/20th Century, and Netflix. Elevate your skills under the guidance of an industry expert for a chance to shine in the world of multi-cam comedies.

(323) All levels 13 and older

2-Week Online Live-Action On-Camera Comedy Intensive with Howard Meltzer

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Join top Casting Director Howard Meltzer for a live and interactive online comedy class. Perfect for actors of all ages, this intensive offers the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from Howard, who has cast for major networks including HBO Max, Netflix, and Warner Brothers Television. Don't miss this chance to hone your comedic skills with an industry expert!

(24) All levels 15 and older
$169

2 sessions

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Hosting Workshop

American Comedy Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Learn how to host a comedy show!

(1) All levels 18 and older
2 comedy classes that have ended
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Clowning Around with Dotti Moscati

Vaudezilla Studios

Berlin's Sexiest Clown is coming back to Chicago and offering a very special workshop to all. Dotti will be teaching clowning techniques that can be used to enhance any style of burlesque performance.  In this workshop we will work through individual performers comedy burlesque aspirations and goals. The workshop will cover topics such as: How to become more confident in one’s comedic timing. How to add comic twists to a classic act....

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Emcee/Stand-Up Intensive

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Have you been itching to get on the mic and make a crowd's slides split? Ready to put your voice out into the world? The Stand-Up Intensive is here to get you out of the audience and onto the stage! Taught by esteemed emcee, stand-up comic, and certified screwball Shirley Blazen, this workshop series will have you writing your own material, harnessing your unique voice, performing weekly, and polishing your own set for a showcase debut!

(14) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$170

6 sessions

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