Inspired by Saturday Night Live, Bad Medicine (official website) is DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, their comedy focuses on the absurdity of life. For more than half a decade, Bad Medicine has performed at North American festivals like Montreal Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Sketchfest Seattle. They also produce award-winning short comedy films, and a podcast about the craft of sketch comedy called Sketch Nerds.
Sketch Instructors: Bad Medicine
Bad Medicine's Classes (in-person)
Level 1 | Intro to Sketch Comedy. Taught by the Bad Medicine sketch troupe. A four-week course that will take you from a premise to a fully realized sketch. You'll walk away with a solid grounding in the foundations of sketch comedy.
Level 2 | Level 2 Sketch Comedy. Taught by the Bad Medicine sketch troupe. A six-week writing-focused course to help you build a portfolio of sketches.
Level 2 | Sketch Comedy: Page to Stage. Taught by the Bad Medicine sketch troupe. A one-day course with a workshop environment to help you take your comedy writing and convert it into a performance.
Bad Medicine's Classes (online)
Level 1 | Intro to Sketch Comedy Online. Bad Medicine's intro course in an online format, meeting once a week for four weeks.
Level 2 | Level 2 Sketch Comedy Online. The sketch troupe Bad Medicine goes online to focus on sketch writing, taking you through various formats and helping you workshop your own sketches. Meets once a week for six weeks.