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Best college for comedy?

natedawg947natedawg947 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
edited April 2009 in College Search & Selection
Hello, I am an aspiring comedian. I want to either write, direct, or perform comedy. I was wondering what are the best colleges for an aspiring comedian for networking and will place me in the best environment possible.

I go to Ohio University at the moment and am a freshman.

I'm big on improvisational comedy and I love written humor. I know Harvard has The Harvard Lampoon which has famously spawned great comedy writers.

Just looking for a new college with a great comedy scene.
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Replies to: Best college for comedy?

  • EliCash91EliCash91 Posts: 276Registered User Junior Member
    Schools located in the Chicago area tend to have connections with Second City.
  • natedawg947natedawg947 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    Yeah. All I know of are DePaul, Columbia College Chicago, and University of Chicago. Also, Northwestern is in that area. CCC has classes available that you can take with The Second City but I'm not sure the comedy scene at some of those schools are good. I'm maybe thinking of become a theatre performance major.
  • dudedaddudedad Posts: 1,930Registered User Senior Member
    USC is pretty good and you're right in the 'hood, (I mean Hollywood). They are currently running the Fracas! improv festival...
  • coureurcoureur Posts: 11,386Registered User Senior Member
    Harvard: Conan O'Brien and Al Franken are comedy alums. Plus about half the writers for The Simpsons are alums too. The Harvard Lampoon gives them a great leg up.
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