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 Saturdays 11am-2pm Jan 19th, 2019, 11:00am Matt Newell Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Jan 20th, 2019, 11:30am Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Jan 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Jan 28th, 2019, 3:00pm James III Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon. & Wed. 7-10pm Jan 28th, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Feb 2nd, 2019, 3:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Feb 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Feb 7th, 2019, 3:30pm Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Feb 9th, 2019, 3:00pm Josh Simpson Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Feb 10th, 2019, 3:30pm Marissa Strickland Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues & Thurs 3-6pm Feb 12th, 2019, 3:00pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 3-6pm Feb 12th, 2019, 3:00pm Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Feb 14th, 2019, 7:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 19th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Feb 19th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3-6pm Feb 27th, 2019, 3:00pm Cissy Fenwick Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Feb 27th, 2019, 7:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Mar 2nd, 2019, 2:30pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Mar 12th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Mar 26th, 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 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm May 28th, 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 Jan 19th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Jan 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jan 22nd, 2019, 3:30pm Todd Fasen In Session
Improv 201 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Jan 28th, 2019, 6:30pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Feb 3rd, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays 3-6pm Feb 4th, 2019, 3:00pm Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Feb 7th, 2019, 7:00pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays & Fridays 3-6pm Feb 13th, 2019, 3:00pm Dan Hodapp Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 3-6pm Feb 16th, 2019, 3:00pm Susannah Becket Sold Out
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 19th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon & Weds 7-10pm Feb 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Feb 27th, 2019, 6:30pm Brian Finkelstein Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Will McLaughlin Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 18th, 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 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Jan 20th, 2019, 3:30pm Mike Leffingwell Sold Out
Improv 301 Wednesday 7-10pm Jan 23rd, 2019, 7:00pm Pam Murphy Sold Out
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10PM Jan 28th, 2019, 7:00pm Gilli Nissim Sold Out
Improv 301 Saturdays 11am-2pm Feb 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Susannah Becket Sold Out
Improv 301 Fridays 3-6pm Feb 8th, 2019, 3:00pm Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 11am-2pm Feb 25th, 2019, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Mar 2nd, 2019, 3:00pm Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA 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 Jan 23rd, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 401 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Jan 27th, 2019, 3:30pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 401 Weds & Fri 3-6pm Jan 30th, 2019, 3:00pm Will Hines Sold Out
Improv 401 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Feb 4th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Feb 28th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Course Details
Improv 401 Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm Mar 2nd, 2019, 11:30am Ben Siemon 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 Harold Saturdays 3-6pm Jan 19th, 2019, 3:00pm Billy Merritt In Session
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 11am-2pm Feb 3rd, 2019, 11:00am Will Hines Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Tues & Fri 12-3pm Feb 5th, 2019, 12:00pm Beth Appel Course Details