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Jest Improv's Sketch 101 Program

Learn How to Write & Perform Your Own Sketches!

Jest Improv is proud to present it's very own Sketch Comedy program! This program is open to all skill levels, so whether you already have a portfolio or you've never written a sketch before, this program is for you! 

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Course Details

This course will be an introduction to the Jest Improv philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using "the game" to write short comedic scenes. You will get the opportunity to learn how to write different styles of sketches, how to re-write and get notes back from your instructor to craft a well polished sketch. You will learn how to write with others and you will also learn to write solo sketches. You will write in class and also turn in sketches for notes and you will learn how to re-write. You will read sketches and pitch them to the instructor and the class and we will all work together to make each to the sketches amazing and polished.

Each week, the students will be exposed to different methods for turning funny ideas into even funnier sketches. Students will leave the class with a better understanding of various sketch comedy formats, a great foundation for their portfolio along with a showcase to show off their best material!

This course will take place at the Bunker Theater in Ventura (2750 East Main Street Unit B2). This will be an 8-week course running on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9 pm from July 3rd to August 21st. The showcase will be on August 24th @ 7 pm.

Meet Your Insructor


Alex Sattler

Co-Founder & Program Director for Jest Improv

Alex has been involved in comedy since 2013 and has been loving every minute of it! Alex has been performing since he was five years old in various theatrical plays and musicals, along with sketch comedy and student films. He has graduated the Conservatory Program at the Second City and has graduated from UCB, along with studying at the Groundlings and various improv programs in the Ventura County area.


Alex has been directing and teaching improv students since 2018 and has been directing the Jest Improv Comedy Program since January of 2022.

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