COMEDY
CLASSES

Learn comedy online! Our online comedy classes provide students with a fun, positive, and supportive environment all while learning the art of comedy. We offer classes in all types of comedy. Learn stand-up comedy online by taking our stand-up comedy classes! Or learn comedy writing online in our online comedy writing classes, or take an online improv class, or a sketch comedy writing class! Signup for our Comedy Classes:

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
​IMPROV 101 

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
sketch 101 

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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INSTRUCTORS

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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LOCATIONS

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.

POLICIES

Comedy Classes Policies
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  • Sun, Feb 07
    Online Course
    Feb 07, 2:00 PM – Feb 28, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 2/7/21, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 3/03 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Mar 07
    Online Course
    Mar 07, 2:00 PM – Mar 28, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, and 3/28. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 3/31 at 8pm.
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  • Sun, Apr 04
    Online Course
    Apr 04, 2:00 PM – Apr 25, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 4/28 at 8pm.
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  • Sun, May 02
    Online Course
    May 02, 2:00 PM – May 23, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and 5/23. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 5/26 at 8pm.
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    Online Course
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    Online Course
    Learn the basics of writing satire comedy with LIT! This course meets virtually from 7-9:30 PM on Thursdays: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 and 7/30.
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    Online Class
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    Online Class
    "Yes and" with LIT! This course meets from 2 PM - 5:00 PM on Sundays 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30. The observation show is TBD, and the student showcase is on 9/2 at 8 pm.
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    770 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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    770 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Learn the basics of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy with LIT! This course meets from 5 PM - 7:30 PM on Sundays 1/26 through and including 6/14. The observation show is on 2/19, and the student showcase is on 6/16.
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    Virtual Writers' Room
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    Virtual Writers' Room
    Led by an experienced writer and LIT staff member, this writers' room meets weekly with a dedicated, devoted and vetted group of stand-ups focused on their written material. This writers' room meets virtually from 7 PM - 9:30 PM on Tuesdays 7/7 through and including 12/15.
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    Online Course
    Time is TBD
    Online Course
    Learn the basics with LIT! This course meets virtually from 2-5 PM on Sundays: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/2.
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    Online Writers' Room
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    Online Writers' Room
    Take your writing to the next level with LIT! This virtual writers' room meets from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM on Mondays 7/6 through and including 8/24.
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  • Sun, Jan 10
    Online Course
    Jan 10, 2:00 PM – Jan 31, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 2/03 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Dec 06
    Online Course
    Dec 06, 2020, 2:00 PM – Dec 27, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, and 12/27. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 12/30 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Nov 08
    Online Course
    Nov 08, 2020, 2:00 PM – Nov 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, and 11/29. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 12/2 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Oct 11
    Online Course
    Oct 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – Nov 01, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/1. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 11/4 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Sep 20
    Online Course
    Sep 20, 2020, 2:00 PM – Oct 11, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 10/7 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Aug 09
    Online Course
    Aug 09, 2020, 2:00 PM – Aug 30, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 9/2 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Aug 02
    Online Course
    Aug 02, 2020, 5:00 PM – Aug 30, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Online Course
    Your funny ideas just got LIT! This course meets from 5 PM - 7:30 PM on Sundays 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase is on 9/2 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, Jul 12
    Online Course
    Jul 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – Aug 02, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/2. The observation show is on TBD, and the student showcase will be 8/5 at 8 pm.
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  • Tue, Jun 02
    Online Course
    Jun 02, 2020, 7:00 PM – Jun 23, 2020, 10:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets virtually from 7-10 PM on Tuesdays: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23. The virtual observation show is 6/17 at 8 pm, and the virtual student showcase is 7/1 at 8 pm.
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  • Sun, May 31
    Online Course
    May 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – Jun 28, 2020, 1:30 PM
    Online Course
    This online course takes place on Sundays from 11 am - 1:30 pm on 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 and 6/28. The observation show is on 6/17 at 8 pm, and the virtual student showcase is on Sunday, 6/21 at 6 pm.
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  • Sun, May 17
    Online Course
    May 17, 2020, 2:00 PM – Jun 14, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Online Course
    Learn the basics of stand-up comedy with LIT! This course meets online from 2-5 PM on Sunday: 5/17, 5/31, 6/7 and 6/14. The observation show will be 5/20 at 8 pm, and the student showcase will be 6/21 at 6 pm.
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