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 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 21st, 2018, 11:30am Ben Siemon Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 2:30-5:30pm Jul 22nd, 2018, 2:30pm Dave Theune Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm - ONE WEEK - Jul 23rd, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Jul 24th, 2018, 7:00pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Jul 28th, 2018, 2:30pm Oscar Montoya Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 30th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Weds & Fri 3-6pm Aug 1st, 2018, 3:00pm Matt Newell Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm - ONE WEEK - Aug 13th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 13th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-6pm - ONE WEEK - Sep 4th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out

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 Tuesdays 7-10pm Jul 24th, 2018, 7:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Jul 28th, 2018, 2:30pm Susannah Becket Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 30th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Thursdays 6-9pm Aug 2nd, 2018, 6:00pm Don Fanelli Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 13th, 2018, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 for Teens Sundays 11am-2pm Sep 9th, 2018, 11:00am Cory P Willis 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 Sundays 3-6pm Jul 22nd, 2018, 3:00pm Pam Murphy Sold Out
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Jul 26th, 2018, 7:00pm Toni Charline Sold Out
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Jul 29th, 2018, 3:00pm Will McLaughlin Course Details
Improv 301 Thursdays 12-3pm Aug 2nd, 2018, 12:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 301 Tues & Thurs 2:30-5:30pm Aug 14th, 2018, 2:30pm Brandon Gardner 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 Mondays 2:30-5:30pm Jul 23rd, 2018, 2:30pm Frank Garcia-Hejl Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Jul 26th, 2018, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Course Details
Improv 401 Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm Jul 28th, 2018, 11:00am Billy Merritt 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 Harold Wednesdays 11:30am-2:30pm (Harold Foundation) Jul 25th, 2018, 11:30am Johnny Meeks Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Saturdays 3-6pm Jul 28th, 2018, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 11am-2pm Jul 29th, 2018, 11:00am Julie Brister Course Details
Advanced Study Harold Tues & Fri 12-3pm Jul 31st, 2018, 12:00pm Beth Appel Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Wednesdays ‚Äč6:30-9:30pm Aug 15th, 2018, 6:30pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out