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 25th, 2020, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Jan 29th, 2020, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays noon-3pm Jan 30th, 2020, 12:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Jan 30th, 2020, 7:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 11am-2pm Feb 1st, 2020, 11:00am Matt Newell Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Feb 1st, 2020, 2:30pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm Feb 3rd, 2020, 7:00pm Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Feb 4th, 2020, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 11am-6pm - 4 weeks Feb 9th, 2020, 11:00am Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Feb 10th, 2020, 3:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Feb 12th, 2020, 7:00pm Ronnie Adrian Course Details
Improv 101 Fridays 3-6pm Feb 14th, 2020, 3:00pm Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 2:30-5:30pm Feb 16th, 2020, 2:30pm Cory P Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 18th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11-6pm Feb 18th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm Mar 2nd, 2020, 7:00pm Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 16th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11-6pm Mar 16th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11-6pm Mar 23rd, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm Mar 23rd, 2020, 7:00pm Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 30th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm Apr 13th, 2020, 7:00pm Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 27th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11-6pm May 4th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm May 11th, 2020, 7:00pm Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm May 26th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11-6pm May 26th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Thurs 7-10pm Jun 8th, 2020, 7:00pm 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 2:30-5:30pm Jan 25th, 2020, 2:30pm Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 201 Saturdays 3-6pm Jan 25th, 2020, 3:00pm Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jan 27th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jan 28th, 2020, 3:30pm Josh Simpson Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jan 29th, 2020, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Feb 2nd, 2020, 11:00am Will McLaughlin Sold Out
Improv 201 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Feb 3rd, 2020, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 11:30-2:30pm Feb 15th, 2020, 11:30am Mike Leffingwell Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Feb 16th, 2020, 11:00am Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Feb 18th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 16th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Mar 30th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Apr 20th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm May 11th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 1st, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 15th, 2020, 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 Saturdays 3-6pm Jan 25th, 2020, 3:00pm Susannah Becket Sold Out
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jan 29th, 2020, 7:00pm Brandon Gardner Sold Out
Improv 301 Mon - Fri 11am-2pm Feb 3rd, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 301 Wednesdays 11:30-2:30pm Feb 5th, 2020, 11:30am Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Feb 6th, 2020, 7:00pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Feb 11th, 2020, 7:00pm Julie Brister Sold Out
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Feb 15th, 2020, 3:00pm Josh Simpson Course Details
Improv 301 Mon - Fri 11am-2pm Mar 9th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Mon - Fri 11am-2pm Mar 23rd, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Mon - Fri 11am-2pm Apr 20th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Tues - Fri 11am- 2pm May 19th, 2020, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Mon - Fri 11am-2pm Jun 15th, 2020, 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 Saturdays 11-2pm Jan 25th, 2020, 11:00am Jessica Elaina Eason Sold Out
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jan 29th, 2020, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 11am-2pm Feb 2nd, 2020, 11:00am Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Feb 20th, 2020, 7:00pm Julie Brister 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 Sundays 11am-2pm Jan 26th, 2020, 11:00am Will Hines Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Mondays 11:30am-2:30pm Feb 24th, 2020, 11:30am Johnny Meeks Course Details