Classic Comedy Sketches

Classic Comedy Sketches, Level 2
Grades 7-12

“Make ’em laugh, make ’em laugh, Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?” (Donald O’Connor – Singin in the Rain).  Come and join us for this outrageous adventure in comedy! In this class we will study what makes good comedy along with studying some of the the great comedians and classic comedic sketches of all time.  Then it’s our turn to try! We will choose some of the great classic comedy sketches and put on our own comedy show to be performed on our last day of classes. We also hope to take our show on the road to perform at a local senior facility.  Sketches may include scenes from (but not limited to) comedy shows like I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show, Monty Python, or Saturday Night Live (don’t worry – only clean ones!); comedic duos like Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello, and even some stand up comedians like Bill Cosby, or Christian comedians like Ken Davis, Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr. and Chonda Pierce.  Come join the fun, and “Make ‘em Laugh!”

Prerequisite: Theater 1

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August 29-December 12 (No classes October 10th and November 21st)


South Suburban Evangelical Free Church

$180 (Price increases after August 15th)


Nelson200Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She is currently teaching Theater at South Heights Christian Classes (since 2011), In the Company of Kids Performing Arts Center (since 2010), and in 2013 started her own Homeschool Theater Company, “Acting With Character” which now offers classes and performance opportunities at TCHA and South Heights. Julie also teaches  classes for children and adults with special needs, along with private acting classes, and has developed and taught an intergenerational Theater program for the elders and preschoolers at Ebenezer Care Center. Julie has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday School and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with all her students and helping them explore their creativity and develop their unique talents. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.

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