Sketch Class | INTERMEDIATE | ages: 13-17

This comedy course offers actors the opportunity to dive into sketch writing, acting and producing!  Actors will work on writing their very own sketches, while learning valuable production skills as they film their work!

Class focal points:

– Creating ridiculous yet grounded characters
– Sketch shows such as SNL and ALL THAT
– Comedy techniques such as 180’s and the rule of 3’s
– How to “find the funny” in a sketch
– Creating and heightening the “game” of a sketch
– Defining the premise of their sketch


INSTRUCTOR: Dexter Masland + Danny Annone

AGES: 13 – 17 (Advanced 10-11 year olds can be submitted for instructor approval)

WEEKDAY: Tuesdays starting January 18th

TIME: 7:15pm – 9:15pm


INVESTMENT:$695/16 Weeks. Payment plans available.

PREREQ: Previous Comedy experience or instructor approval. Request for more details at

Location: Catapult Acting Studios

January semester dates: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10


Register below!

If you have been pre-approved by instructor, please go ahead and register for the intermediate class below (assuming there is space available). If you have NOT been pre-approved, please call 404-500-7897 or email to inquire about placement for intermediate class. 

*NOTE: If you would like to sign up after a class has started, please call the studio at 404-500-7897 to register over the phone.




Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for missed, dropped or cancelled classes; should your schedule change once registered and within the cancellation policy.

In the event that “Shelter in Place” or another quarantine situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.


Dexter Masland


Dexter received a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Southern California. He furthered his training at the renowned acting conservatory BADA in London, as well as studied under Hollywood’s top acting coaches. His credits include the hit Disney Channel show Dog With A Blog and the CW’s Jane the Virgin. He most recently appeared in the new Cedric The Entertainer-produced show Johnson. 




Danny received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Central Florida, acquiring theatre credits ranging from traveling Children’s Theatres (Hampstead Stage, Madcap Puppets) to Regional theatres like the Orlando Shakes. Danny has also performed live sketch comedy and improv steadily over eight years, most recently working with the Mighty Shorts Comedy Collective here in Atlanta.  Film/TV credits include projects such as Atlanta, Doom Patrol, Richard Jewell, and Gemini Man, among others.