Comedy: Writing and Performance

Comedy: Writing and Performance (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September



Contact Information

Andrew Clark, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79031

Linda Ellis, program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 79035


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,187.48
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

Humber’s Comedy: Writing and Performance diploma program helps you hone your craft while gaining an understanding of the commercial side of the industry. Humber’s comedy faculty is comprised of seasoned, award-winning professionals who are still active in the comedy industry. The program features many mainstage class shows, a weekly Humber student show at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, and an organized showcase at Second City Toronto for scouts, directors and agents with students included on the basis of merit. Our graduates are ready to embark on an exciting career in one of North America’s fastest growing industries – arts and entertainment.

You’ll learn stand-up, improvisation, scriptwriting, sketch comedy, and all other aspects of the craft. In addition, the program’s strong alumni network supports graduates through reunion shows, business opportunities and continued coaching.

List of Courses

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Your Career

Humour is serious business to growing numbers of researchers worldwide who are discovering that laughter is good for you. Comedy is an art and a business, one at which many Canadians excel. You’ll join their illustrious ranks with opportunities to work in stand-up comedy, sitcom/ film performance, production and writing, broadcasting and production, advertising and voice-overs, sketch comedy and writing.

Humber comedy graduates have found work on stage at Yuk Yuk’s, Second City and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival; on major television networks such as Comedy Central, CBC, and CTV; and in many major television commercials. Other grads have branched into advertising, public relations and related fields.

Our Industry Partnerships

We have a longstanding partnership with Yuk Yuk’s comedy club.

Our Facilities

Our fully equipped comedy cabaret seats up to 80 people, has lighting and sound systems, and a 12’ x 20’ stage.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


Upcoming Events

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Tour de Lake Orientation Bike Ride

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