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 Thursdays 7-10pm Mar 14th, 2019, 7:00pm Todd Fasen Sold Out
Improv 101 Fridays 3-6pm Mar 15th, 2019, 3:00pm Carrie McCrossen In Session
Improv 101 Saturdays 11am-2pm Mar 16th, 2019, 11:00am Matt Newell In Session
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 17th, 2019, 3:30pm Mike Leffingwell Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 19th, 2019, 3:30pm Todd Fasen Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Mar 21st, 2019, 7:00pm Carrie McCrossen Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 24th, 2019, 3:00pm Jonny Svarzbein Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mar 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Dave Theune Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Mar 26th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Mar 30th, 2019, 3:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 1st, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Apr 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Apr 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Josh Simpson Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Apr 7th, 2019, 3:30pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Apr 8th, 2019, 3:00pm James III Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Apr 11th, 2019, 3:30pm Oscar Montoya Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Apr 11th, 2019, 7:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 15th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm Apr 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Apr 27th, 2019, 2:30pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 29th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm May 13th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 10th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Thur 11am-6pm Jun 17th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Jul 1st, 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 Saturdays 11am-2pm Mar 16th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA In Session
Improv 201 Tues & Thurs 3-6pm Mar 19th, 2019, 3:00pm Brandon Gardner In Session
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Mar 24th, 2019, 11:00am Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays & Fridays 3-6pm Mar 27th, 2019, 3:00pm Dan Hodapp Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 11am-2pm Mar 30th, 2019, 11:00am Susannah Becket Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 1st, 2019, 11:00am LA Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Apr 4th, 2019, 7:00pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Apr 7th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 8th, 2019, 6:30pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 15th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm Apr 28th, 2019, 3:00pm Will McLaughlin Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 29th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm May 13th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 10th, 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 Thursdays 7-10pm Mar 14th, 2019, 7:00pm Toni Charline Sold Out
Improv 301 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Mar 17th, 2019, 11:30am Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Mar 20th, 2019, 7:00pm Pam Murphy Sold Out
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 24th, 2019, 3:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 24th, 2019, 3:30pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 8th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 301 Fridays 3-6pm Apr 12th, 2019, 3:00pm Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Apr 13th, 2019, 3:00pm Susannah Becket 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 Sundays 11am-2pm Mar 17th, 2019, 11:00am Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Mar 20th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 401 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 8th, 2019, 6:30pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Apr 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Sold Out
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 3-6pm Mar 14th, 2019, 3:00pm Will Hines Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Mondays 3-6pm Mar 18th, 2019, 3:00pm Johnny Meeks In Session
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 11am-2pm Apr 7th, 2019, 11:00am Will Hines Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 18th, 2019, 6:30pm Billy Merritt Course Details