Sketch comedy acting 1

 Dana Blasingame, Carla Lee, & Shaun Plander in The Political Show

Dana Blasingame, Carla Lee, & Shaun Plander in The Political Show

I don’t get it.
— Meryl Streep
 Millie Brooks in 2016's Body Talk

Millie Brooks in 2016's Body Talk

In Sketch Comedy Acting 1, you'll learn to bring sketch comedy to life and access your own theatrical instincts through The KML Way: Intuition, Dedication, and Collaboration.

Our professional directors will guide you through the fundamental skills of comedy: building truth and believability in character creation, discovering "the game" within every sketch, making quick choices in cold reads, collaborating with your scene partner, better utilizing your voice and body for performance, telling a story though your staging, and setting up the perfect conditions for uncensored spontaneity and discovery.  Expect a supportive and judgement-free environment where you can learn to trust yourself as a performer, and have a fabulous time doing it.   

At the end of the six week course, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your sharper, fiercer comedic skills for a welcoming audience.  In addition, students will receive a discount code for a $5 ticket to the current KML show of the month.  Whether you're looking to work in sketch comedy professionally or just want to expand your performance skills, we're here to help you make that happen.


  • Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week on memorization and character development outside of class.

  • Attendance is a big part of our collaborative environment. Please make sure that you will be able to attend all classes so that everyone can rehearse their scenes.

  • KML cannot issue refunds for classes.

  • KML can transfer course credit to another class within 6 months of the dropped class. In order for the course credit to be reapplied you must notify KML at least 7 days prior to the first day of the class for which you originally signed up.

  • Transferring class credit will not be honored after the class has already started.

  • If a student misses two classes or more, they are automatically dropped from that session. The student is welcome to enroll in future classes, but their enrollment in the previous session will not rollover into the next session and the student will be expected to pay for the new session in full.


  • All acting students are required to attend and participate in the final class performance.

* Killing My Lobster reserves the right to refuse admission to any class at our discretion.

2018 sessions:

fall session - Saturdays - *4 spots left!*

When: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, September 8th - October 6th, 2018 *Final showcase 10/22

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Instructor: Meghann Hayes

Cost: $325

FALL session - mondays

When: Mondays, 7pm-10pm, November 5th - December 3rd, 2018 *Final showcase 12/17, but subject to change

Where: KML Headquarters, 2101 Folsom St (Cross street is 17th St) San Francisco, CA 94110

Instructor: Cassie Rosenbrock

Cost: $325