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 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Oct 19th, 2021, 5:00pm John Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Fri 12-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Nov 2nd, 2021, 12:00pm Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tuesdays 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET Nov 2nd, 2021, 4:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET Nov 7th, 2021, 1:00pm Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 8th, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE 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 ONLINE Wednesdays 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Oct 27th, 2021, 5:00pm Shannon O'Neill Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Sundays noon-2pm PT/ 3-5pm ET Nov 7th, 2021, 12:00pm Mike Leffingwell Course Details
Improv 201 ONLINE Mondays 6-8pm PT/ 9-11pm ET Nov 22nd, 2021, 6:00pm Betsy Stover 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 ONLINE Mondays 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET Oct 18th, 2021, 4:00pm John Murray Sold Out
Improv 301 ONLINE Sundays 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Oct 31st, 2021, 2:00pm Donald Chang Course Details
Improv 301 ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 1st, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE Course Details
Improv 301 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 9-11am PT/noon-2pm ET Nov 30th, 2021, 9:00am Shannon O'Neill 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 ONLINE Sundays 12-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Oct 24th, 2021, 12:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 401 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Nov 2nd, 2021, 3:00pm 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 ONLINE Monday 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Nov 8th, 2021, 3:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Advanced Study Improv ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 13th, 2021, 11:00am Alex Berg Sold Out