The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

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Learn the secrets of sketch comedy to become a better writer. From Cover Letters to match.com profiles, this fun, interactive workshop will keep you laughing while you learn to polish and perfect anything and everything you have to write.

Through written exercises, archival Second City footage and even a bit of improv technique, you'll learn to write faster and more creatively. All you need is a notebook and pen. (Pencils are OK, too.)

Stick around for free tickets to the 9pm Twisty Improv show in The Second City Training Center's de Maat Theater!

Student Reviews

5 | 7 reviews
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    Megan H.
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    A great first taste of Second City!

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    Dane C.
    The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

    This class turned out to be one part improv, one part writing; but if you think about it, those are roughly the same skill.

    I write very few things on a daily basis besides FB posts and emails, but I'd like to think both have improved 10-fold because of this class.

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    Valerie A.
    The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

    It was great to spend some time with other people interested in writing and learn some other tips on how to start the process. I loved it!

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    George G.
    The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

    Fun, smart class. Great teacher. Well done SC.

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    Stephen G.
    The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

    So much fun - and very rewarding. Really fun group of people, and the teacher was great.

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    Brittney L.
    The Second City Guide to Writing ANYTHING

    Amazing class! I'm not a "comedy person" by any means, but I enjoyed this class and all of the improv exercises that we did. The teacher made it stupidly easy to see how things we learned through these exercises can be applied to any type of writing. I highly recommend this class, even if the idea of doing anything at Second City is scary for you (it's not! I promise!) or you aren't a writer. Anyone could walk away from this class happy that they went.

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Andy Eninger is a playwright, actor and director. He has performed for Second City on NCL Cruise ships, as an understudy for Second City's Mainstage, and in touring productions for Second City Communications. Andy has taught improv and sketch courses for the Second City Training Center since 2001, and is a founding member of GayCo Productions, which began life as a GLBT outreach of Second City. He was also a founding member of Chicago Comedy Company and The Playground Theater. He is the After-Dark Award winning composer of Bandgeeks: A Halftime Musical, which he also directed. Andy's solo improv show Sybil has been seen across the country, and most recently in Amsterdam and London. He is currently completing a book about Solo Improvisation.