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 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 18th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Thur 11am-6pm Sep 23rd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 (4-Week) Sundays 11am-6pm Sep 29th, 2019, 11:00am Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 30th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Oct 14th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Oct 14th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Oct 14th, 2019, 3:00pm Oscar Montoya Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Oct 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Nov 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Nov 11th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Nov 18th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Dec 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Dec 16th, 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 Thursdays 7-10pm Sep 26th, 2019, 7:00pm Lydia Hensler Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Sep 29th, 2019, 11:00am Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Oct 1st, 2019, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 3-6pm Oct 5th, 2019, 3:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Oct 14th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Nov 11th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 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 Wednesdays 7-10pm Sep 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 30th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Oct 1st, 2019, 3:30pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Oct 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Oct 5th, 2019, 3:00pm Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 11am-2pm Oct 6th, 2019, 11:00am Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Nov 4th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dec 9th, 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 7-10pm Sep 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 29th, 2019, 3:30pm Mike Leffingwell Course Details
Improv 401 Fridays 3-6pm Oct 4th, 2019, 3:00pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 401 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Oct 5th, 2019, 2:30pm Oscar Montoya 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.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 3-6pm Sep 29th, 2019, 3:00pm Dhruv Uday Singh Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 3rd, 2019, 6:30pm Billy Merritt Course Details