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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Jul 12
Online Course
Jul 12, 2:00 PM – Aug 02, 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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LIT's Sketch 101
Sun, Aug 02
Online Course
Aug 02, 5:00 PM – Aug 30, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Aug 09
Online Course
Aug 09, 2:00 PM – Aug 30, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Sep 13
Online Course
Sep 13, 2:00 PM – Oct 04, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Oct 11
Online Course
Oct 11, 2:00 PM – Nov 01, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Nov 08
Online Course
Nov 08, 2:00 PM – Nov 29, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Dec 06
Online Course
Dec 06, 2:00 PM – Dec 27, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Jan 10
Online Course
Jan 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – Jan 31, 2021, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Feb 07
Online Course
Feb 07, 2021, 2:00 PM – Feb 28, 2021, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Mar 07
Online Course
Mar 07, 2021, 2:00 PM – Mar 28, 2021, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, Apr 04
Online Course
Apr 04, 2021, 2:00 PM – Apr 25, 2021, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Sun, May 02
Online Course
May 02, 2021, 2:00 PM – May 23, 2021, 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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Writers' Room -- Stand-Up
Time is TBD
Virtual Writers' Room
Time is TBD
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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LIT's Intro to Podcasting
Time is TBD
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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Master Class
Time is TBD
770 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Time is TBD
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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LIT's Improv: The Harold
Time is TBD
Online Class
Time is TBD
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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LIT's Comedy Writers' Room
Time is TBD
Online Writers' Room
Time is TBD
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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LIT's Satire Writing
Time is TBD
Online Course
Time is TBD
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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LIT's Stand-Up 101
Tue, Jun 02
Online Course
Jun 02, 7:00 PM – Jun 23, 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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LIT's Stand-Up 201
Sun, May 31
Online Course
May 31, 11:00 AM – Jun 28, 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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Stand-Up 101
Sun, May 17
Online Course
May 17, 2:00 PM – Jun 14, 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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