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 Weds & Thurs 4pm PT/7pm ET Oct 28th, 2020, 4:00pm Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Tues 9am PT/Noon ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 9:00am Toni Charline Sold Out
TEEN - Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Weds 3pm PT/6pm ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Thurs 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 5:00pm John Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 7th, 2020, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Sundays noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Nov 8th, 2020, 12:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE INTENSIVE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 9th, 2020, 6:00pm Intensive ONLINE Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Sundays 2-4pm & 5-7pm PT/5-7pm & 8-10pm ET Nov 15th, 2020, 2:00pm Shannon O'Neill Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Mondays 7-9pm PT/ 10pm-12am ET Nov 16th, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Wednesdays 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Dec 2nd, 2020, 2:00pm Aman Adumer 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 11am-1pm PT/ 2-4pm ET Nov 4th, 2020, 11:00am Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE INTENSIVE Mon-Thurs noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Nov 9th, 2020, 12:00pm Intensive ONLINE Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE Wednesdays 4-6pm PT/ 7-9pm ET Nov 11th, 2020, 4:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 201 - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Nov 17th, 2020, 2:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
TEEN - Improv 201- ONLINE Tues & Thurs 3pm PT/6pm ET Nov 17th, 2020, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 201 - ONLINE Tuesdays 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Nov 17th, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE Sundays noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Dec 6th, 2020, 12:00pm Toni Charline 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 Thursdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 5th, 2020, 6:00pm Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Saturdays 9am PT/Noon ET Nov 7th, 2020, 9:00am Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 301 - ONLINE Saturdays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Nov 7th, 2020, 3:00pm Toni Charline Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 8th, 2020, 11:00am Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 10th, 2020, 11:00am Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 301 - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Nov 17th, 2020, 7:00pm 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 - ONLINE Thursdays 5-7pm PT/8-10 ET Dec 3rd, 2020, 5:00pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Character 101 - ONLINE Wednesdays 4pm PT/7pm ET Nov 4th, 2020, 4:00pm Jon Bander Sold Out
Character 101 - ONLINE Thursdays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET Nov 12th, 2020, 3:00pm Haley Hepworth Course Details
Character 201 - ONLINE Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm PT/2:30-5:30pm ET Nov 15th, 2020, 11:30am Hal Rudnick Course Details

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