LA Improv Program

level image 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 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Nov 13th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Nov 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Nov 18th, 2019, 3:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesday 7-10pm Nov 26th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Dec 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 2:30-5:30pm Dec 8th, 2019, 2:30pm James III Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Dec 16th, 2019, 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 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Nov 11th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm Nov 13th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 201 Saturdays 3-6pm Nov 16th, 2019, 3:00pm Susannah Becket Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Dec 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Dec 4th, 2019, 6:30pm Brian Finkelstein Course Details
Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm Dec 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Carrie McCrossen Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm Dec 7th, 2019, 11:30am Mike Leffingwell Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Dec 8th, 2019, 11:00am Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 2019, 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 Wednesdays 7-10pm Nov 13th, 2019, 7:00pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out
Improv 301 Saturdays 11am-2pm Nov 16th, 2019, 11:00am Jessica Elaina Eason Sold Out
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Dec 3rd, 2019, 7:00pm Julie Brister Sold Out
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Dec 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out

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 Tuesdays 7-10pm Nov 12th, 2019, 7:00pm Casey Feigh In Session
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm Nov 13th, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Course Details
Improv 401 Sundays 11am-2pm Nov 17th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm Nov 17th, 2019, 3:00pm Julie Brister Course Details
Improv 401 Mondays 11am-2pm Nov 18th, 2019, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks 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 7-10pm Nov 14th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Course Details
Advanced Study Improv Tuesdays 3-6pm Dec 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Beth Appel Course Details