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 Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Jan 9th, 2021, 11:00am Cory P Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Jan 10th, 2021, 3:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Jan 12th, 2021, 5:00pm John Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Wednesdays 3-5pm PT/ 6-8pm ET Jan 13th, 2021, 3:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks In Session
Improv 101 ONLINE Thursdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Jan 14th, 2021, 6:00pm Ali Ghandour Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 10am-12pm PT/1-3pm ET Jan 17th, 2021, 10:00am Allyn Pintal Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 2-4pm & 5-7pm PT/5-7pm & 8-10pm ET Jan 17th, 2021, 2:00pm Shannon O'Neill Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Jan 19th, 2021, 2:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
TEEN - Improv 101 - ONLINE Teen 13-17 ONLINE Sundays noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Jan 24th, 2021, 12:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Jan 25th, 2021, 6:00pm Intensive ONLINE Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Mondays 7-9pm PT/ 10pm-12am ET Jan 25th, 2021, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Weds 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Jan 26th, 2021, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Tuesdays 7pm PT/10pm ET/ (Weds 2pm AEDT) Jan 26th, 2021, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues&Thurs 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Feb 2nd, 2021, 11:00am Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Wednesdays & Thursdays 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Feb 3rd, 2021, 5:00pm Donald Chang Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 2-4pm & 5-7pm PT/5-7pm & 8-10pm ET Feb 14th, 2021, 2:00pm Shannon O'Neill 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 Thursdays 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Jan 7th, 2021, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Jan 10th, 2021, 11:00am Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Jan 17th, 2021, 11:00am Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Wednesdays 11am-1pm PT/ 2-4pm ET Jan 20th, 2021, 11:00am Sarah Claspell In Session
Improv 201 ONLINE Weds & Fri 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Jan 20th, 2021, 11:00am Betsy Stover In Session
Improv 201 ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Jan 25th, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Mon-Thurs noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Feb 1st, 2021, 12:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE 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 Saturdays 9:30-11:30am PT / 12:30-2:30pm ET Jan 9th, 2021, 9:30am Toni Charline Sold Out
Improv 301 ONLINE Tuesdays 7-9pm PT/ 10pm-midnight ET Jan 19th, 2021, 7:00pm Brandon Gardner In Session
Improv 301 ONLINE Thursdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Jan 21st, 2021, 6:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 301 ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Jan 23rd, 2021, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks 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 9-11am PT/noon-2pm ET Jan 10th, 2021, 9:00am Shannon O'Neill Sold Out
Improv 401 ONLINE Sundays 9:30-11:30am PT/12:30-2:30pm ET Jan 10th, 2021, 9:30am Toni Charline In Session
Improv 401 ONLINE Saturdays 9-11am PT/noon-2pm ET Jan 23rd, 2021, 9:00am Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 401 ONLINE Thursdays 7-9pm PT/ 10pm-midnight ET Jan 28th, 2021, 7:00pm Brandon Gardner 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.

No courses currently available in this level