ABOUT THE CLASS: This 6 week class will teach the basics of sketch comedy writing including learning about game, pitching sketches, working with various sketch types, editing scripts, and giving and accepting constructive feedback. Students will learn how to use what they know to develop ideas, how to turn those ideas into sketches, and how to edit those sketches to be the funniest they can be. No experience necessary. This class takes place online via Zoom and a stable internet connection is a necessity.
ABOUT MATTHEW SCHMID: Matthew Schmid is a comedy writer and performer based in Philadelphia, PA. He is one half of the sketch comedy duo The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie and a founding member of The Flat Earth. He has performed and taught workshops in festivals across North America including the San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, and Montreal Sketchfest. His work has been showcased on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, and Huffington Post.
COMEDY CLASSES: Crossroads Comedy Theater offers in-person and online classes in improv, sketch comedy writing, stand-up, and more! Our six week classes will give you skills that go beyond the stage and page. Our classes are suitable for all walks of life, not just performers. For more information click here.
A refund or credit of 100% can be requested up until one week before the start of class. A refund or credit of 50% can be requested up until the start of class. Once class begins there are no refunds or credits. If the class is canceled for any reason by the theater a full refund will be issued.
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Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home in Philly for comedy shows, podcasts, comedy classes, and more! Shows feature hilarious performers from the Philadelphia area and beyond. Classes are taught by the bes instructors in the Philly area who are passionate about making you a better at whatever your focus is. Crossroads is available for private shows, improv workshops, or other things you might have in mind. We are now starting very limited operations in Indianapolis as well!
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