This four-week class focuses on writing a late-night packet of material – while teaching you the skills you’ll need to quickly and collaboratively write topical comedy. Each week, learn a new skill that builds on what you’ve already learned: monologue jokes, character pieces, sketches, and long-form monologue. You’ll come away from the class with a finished late-night packet and the confidence to tackle current events with comedy. Learn to work with other writers, how to edit and rewrite, and how to stage and perform the material you’ve made. No matter what your comedy writing goals are, you’ll be able to write more quickly and confidently while having more fun!

Points of Emphasis
  • ~ Writing On The Clock
  • ~ Finding Your Voice (While Writing For Someone Else’s)
  • ~ Creating And Submitting Packets
  • ~ Desk Jokes, Desk Pieces, Monologues, and Sketch.
  • ~ Creating Your Own Show


  • ~ Currently enrolled in classes at a comedy theater or at least 1 year of comedy experience.
  • ~ Bring a notepad, pens, and a laptop if you have one.

Date: Tuesday, January 9th
This class meets on Tuesdays for four weeks.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Class size is limited.
Tuition: $150.00


Greg Iwinski is a comedy writer and performer. Most recently, he was selected for the NBC Late Night Writers’ Workshop in New York City. Least recently, Greg was born. Since then, he spent 4 years in Chicago, studying and performing at The Second City and iO Chicago training centers. One of 8 students chosen for 2012’s ‘Puma/Second City’ scholarship, he finished the Conservatory program and then taught improv on Chicago’s South side. While in Chicago, Greg co-created and hosted the first three seasons of “That Just Happened,” a weekly satirical news hour now on its seventh season. His solo comedic work has been featured on WBEZ’s “The Paper Machete,” Chicago storytelling night “The Button Down,” and at UCB Chelsea’s “School Night.” During the election, Greg hosted the political comedic monologue series “Lose/Lose” as a podcast, and will launch a second series this fall. He’s on Twitter (who isn’t?) at @garyjackson.

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Tuition: $150


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