best comedy classes
Learn comedy online! We have the best Improv Classes and Comedy Classes! LIT offers online and in-person comedy classes that provide students a fun & supportive environment while learning the art of comedy. We have the most affordable, diverse comedy school! Whether you are a beginner looking for an Intro to Improv, or you're a seasoned comedien and want to get more creative and learn more about your craft, LIT Comedy is your best choice! Choose from Stand-Up classes, Improv Comedy classes, Sketch Writing classes, Free Improv Classes & Comedy Workshops, and Corporate Comedy Training.
What Our Players Say About LIT's House Team Program
Our players anonymously evaluate our organization and house team program every season.
Ninety-three percent rated our program as "Good" or "Excellent."
Here's what they've said:
“LIT is building something special, not just for the scene but for its players, which I think a lot of theaters often forget about."
“I am also VERY impressed by how organized LIT is — a rarity in the performance world.”
“I feel really appreciated and celebrated at LIT.”
“It's great to be involved with a group that is as interested in improvement, both individually and collectively, as this one is.”
“Truly, this is some of the most fun I've ever had while doing improv. I just adore it. ”
“I really cherish being on my team and a part of Laugh Index.”
“I have more fun with my LIT house team than any other team that I work with."
“I feel well-served by both LIT and my director.”
“A great program all around and the recent holiday show was a fantastic experience.”
“I really love my time with LIT so far and am really happy."
online stand up comedy classes
STAND-UP CLASS 101
Have you always wanted to try stand-up comedy, but you didn't know where to start? Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT!
In this stand-up comedy course, you will:
Learn what it takes to write a joke
Prepare up to a 5-minute open mic set
Receive feedback on your material before you head to an open mic
Attend a free LIT show to observe other performers
Perform in a student showcase
ONLINE IMPROV CLASSES
If you are ready to perform improv on stage in a more challenging and creative format, this course is for you. This course is open to improvisers of all experience levels. In this course, you'll hone your long-form improv scene skills with focused sidecoaching as you work on a format specially selected to fit the talents of you and your classmates.
This six-week long course concludes with a performance at LIT's IMPROV WARS in Adams Morgan. And who knows? Maybe even more!
SKETCH COMEDY CLASSES
Have you ever watched Saturday Night Live and thought that you could write something funnier? Ever think to yourself that you have the funniest idea, but you just don't know how to write it? In this course, you'll learn the basics of sketch writing and the different types of sketches. You'll learn how to take your own observations and truths and turn them into fully written sketches. You'll also learn the mechanics of LIT's philosophy in the writers room — every joke can work, and we're all more successful when we're positive, supportive and constructive.
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Learn more about our Comedy Class instructors & Comedy Coaches, we have the best online comedy classes as well as in-person classes (when this whole mess is over) in Washington DC.
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All classes are held at 770 M St. SE, Washington DC 2003, also known as the Richard Wright School for Journalism and Media Arts.
Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station is a five-minute walk away. Street parking is available.
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