Saturday 10/21 10:00 am


Bring your work and learn how to collaborate in a writer’s room, this is meant for folks with no sketch experience and pro’s alike! This “drop-in” will not only provide you with new writing for your portfolio, but it will give you experience collaborating, accepting feedback, pitching jokes and partnering with other writers on the spot.

Saturday 10/21: Facilitated by Andrea Romano

* As of 7/1/2023, we are instituting a strict no refund policy.

Please note, class start dates are subject to be postponed up to 4 weeks from original posted date




Andrea Romano is a comedy writer and creative producer. She has written and produced content at a number of media outlets like Travel + Leisure, Bustle, Mashable, Cracked, USA Today, Little Old Lady Comedy,, and more.

A former student of both UCB and the People’s Improv Theater, Andrea has written and performed on shows such as Sketch Cram! at UCSB, Old School Sketch Show, This Live Show, and Group Kid, as well as being a former house team player on Steve’s Hard Milk and team director for Scoot Scoot on Super Sketch Tuesday.

She currently produces College Radio at the PIT.

Mike Brian Fogarty is a comedy writer, director, performer, and producer based in New York City.  He is the founding member and executive producer of the sketch comedy show Backdoor Barbecue, one of the PIT’s longest running sketch comedy shows, where he also hosts and writes the show’s recurring comedy news segment News in Review.

Since beginning his comedy career in 2014, Mike has been a writer, performer, and director on Old School Sketch Show, a member of the PIT Sketch House team RunDMV, the co-host/head writer of the late-night style talk show At the Moment, and has had his shows and writing featured on The Second City Network, NYC Sketchfest, and more!

Mike has studied sketch comedy, late-night and sitcom TV writing, satire, and comedy performance at The Second City as well as sketch comedy and long-form improvisation at the Peoples Improv Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

He loves writing comedy that is collaborative, fast and fun, knows how to make an exceptionally passable french onion soup, and is a CPA who absolutely cannot do your taxes (trust me – neither of us want that)!

Jennifer Bareilles is a New York based actor, improviser and coach. A stage actress for decades, she began her improv career at the People’s Improv Theater in 2012 where she was a member of several House Teams including “DIVO”, “The Studio System” and Saturday night’s “Big Black Car” and “BBC2” alongside the Baldwins. She’s also studied at UCB and the Annoyance Theater, performed internationally and been coaching indie teams for the past decade.
A Meisner trained actor, Jennifer has performed at such famed New York theaters as Playwrights Horizons where she originated the role of Logan in Broadway bound “The Thanksgiving Play”, The American Theater of Actors where she was directed by Lori Petty, The Connelly, June Havoc and in the award winning show “Maybe Tomorrow” at Under St. Marks where she sat on a toilet for 90 minutes of direct address. She has also performed regionally at Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Kitchen Theater to name a few and can be seen on Apple TV’s “Little Voice” and Sony Worldwide Entertainment’s “Two Roads” as well as the film “The Light of the Moon” starring Stephanie Beatriz.
She currently performs monthly at the PIT with Patrick McCartney in “Bareilles and McCartney” as well as a number of other pop up shows.