Sketch Writing ONLINE Class: with Simone McAlonen

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Sketch Writing ONLINE Class: with Simone McAlonen

In this 7 week class you will learn how to generate comedic premises, develop a writing practice, sketch structure, styles, and types. You will come out on the other side with sketches generated during the class and amazing tools that apply to comedy and your writing going forward. A great foundation for anyone wanting to know more about the kind of comedy writing you see on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show, or Key & Peele.


The class will be offered on the following days:

  • Weekly on Mondays 10/30 thru 12/11; 7 weeks. 7:00pm-9:30pm PST via ZOOM

EARLY BIRD (ENDS 10/18) $255.00



Your Instructor Simone McAlonen



Simone McAlonen is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian once described in The LA Times as “a fearless asset.” 

Her original comedy pilot, "My Parents Are On Tinder" won Best Comedy Video in Portland and several awards at Portland Comedy Film Festival. Her sketches have been featured on Whohaha and Funny or Die. As a stand up comedian and sketch performer she has performed all over LA including on The Groundlings Mainstage, UCB, The Laugh Factory and various comedy festivals. 

She writes and performs at Storytelling events regularly in Los Angeles including EST’s True Story and as part of the “Tales from Herstory” series at The Skirball Cultural Center.


  • This class will be happening ONLINE using Zoom. Students should have use of an internet connection and a laptop

  • This is an anti-racist, anti-misogynist, anti-abelist, anti-homophobic,  anti-transphobic, anti-ageist class that strives to be inclusive of all experiences. We are always learning and aim to keep the class safe for everyone. 

  • Our class minimum is 5 people.

  • We DO NOT offer refunds on the class (unless WE cancel the class ON OUR END) 



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ONLINE 5225 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97211