Stage East’s Laugh Lab is now being presented online! All are invited to join in and learn how to watch, read, and write short comedic sketches. Check out the first video here! Please note organizer Mark Macey’s disclaimer about the class, which will include pausing the lesson to watch clips from a YouTube playlist he has assembled: “Sketch comedy—all comedy really—often deals with taboo or somewhat inappropriate or sensitive subject matter. So please be aware of that as we go forward. There’s also some language in the sketches that we’re going to watch.” Questions and comments may be sent to Macey at

Kayla Heckart and Mark Macey face off at a recent Laugh Lab session. Photo by Robin Farrin.