LA Improv Program

Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the "Harold".

The Improv Advanced Study Program is open to all students who pass Improv 401 and wish to continue taking classes. The program offers a wide variety of classes including ones on specific aspects of improv, drilling the Harold, and different forms.

This class introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic improvised scenes.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Sep 15th, 2018, 3:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Sep 18th, 2018, 7:00pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Sep 19th, 2018, 7:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 22nd, 2018, 11:30am Ben Siemon Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 23rd, 2018, 3:30pm Marissa Strickland Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 24th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Sep 29th, 2018, 2:30pm Oscar Montoya Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 2:30-5:30pm Sep 30th, 2018, 2:30pm Dave Theune Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Oct 3rd, 2018, 3:30pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Oct 8th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Oct 10th, 2018, 7:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 11am-2pm Oct 14th, 2018, 11:00am Mano Agapion Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm - ONE WEEK - Oct 15th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 3-6pm - ONE WEEK - Nov 12th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 11am-2pm & 3-6pm - ONE WEEK - Dec 17th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details

This class introduces the concept of finding the Game of The Scene in long-form improv. The "game" is the cornerstone of the UCB improv philosophy - it roughly means being aware of what makes your scenes funny and focusing on it as the scene progresses.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Sundays 11:30-2:30pm Sep 16th, 2018, 11:30am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 24th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm Sep 30th, 2018, 3:00pm Will McLaughlin Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm Oct 2nd, 2018, 7:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Thursdays 6-9pm Oct 4th, 2018, 6:00pm Don Fanelli Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Oct 8th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Thursdays 12-3pm Oct 11th, 2018, 12:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Nov 5th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details

This class introduces the form called The Harold. In the Harold, performers improvise comedic scenes that connect to create one unified piece.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Sep 29th, 2018, 3:00pm Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 301 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Oct 6th, 2018, 2:30pm Susannah Becket Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Oct 7th, 2018, 3:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Oct 9th, 2018, 3:30pm Josh Simpson Course Details
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Oct 11th, 2018, 7:00pm Toni Charline Course Details

In this class, students continue to study the Harold. After successfull completing this class, they have completed the core improv program at the UCBT.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 26th, 2018, 6:30pm Josh Simpson Sold Out
Improv 401 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Sep 29th, 2018, 2:30pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 401 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 1st, 2018, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Oct 4th, 2018, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Course Details
No courses currently available in this level

The Advanced Study program is an application-only set of classes, designed for students who have completed the core curriculum and are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy, and are ready to perform at an advanced level.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Improv Thursdays 6-9pm (Inclusion & Improv) Sep 20th, 2018, 6:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Mondays 3-6pm (Harold Foundation) Sep 24th, 2018, 3:00pm Johnny Meeks Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Tues & Fri 12-3pm (Harold Boot Camp) Oct 2nd, 2018, 12:00pm Beth Appel Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Saturdays 3-6pm Oct 6th, 2018, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Advanced Study Harold Wednesdays 11:30am-2:30pm (Harold Foundation) Oct 10th, 2018, 11:30am Johnny Meeks Course Details