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 7-10pm May 22nd, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm May 28th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason Course Details
Improv 101 Fridays 3-6pm May 31st, 2019, 3:00pm Marissa Strickland Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Jun 3rd, 2019, 7:00pm Dave Theune Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 6th, 2019, 3:30pm Oscar Montoya Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Jun 6th, 2019, 7:00pm Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 3-6pm Jun 8th, 2019, 3:00pm Josh Simpson Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 9th, 2019, 3:30pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 10th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Thur 11am-6pm Jun 17th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues & Thurs 3-6pm Jun 18th, 2019, 3:00pm Brandon Gardner Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jun 19th, 2019, 7:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Jul 1st, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 8th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 5th, 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 Wednesdays & Fridays 3-6pm May 22nd, 2019, 3:00pm Dan Hodapp In Session
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm May 28th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Jun 2nd, 2019, 11:00am Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Jun 9th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jun 10th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 10th, 2019, 6:30pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 19th, 2019, 6:30pm Brian Finkelstein Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 11am-2pm Jun 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Susannah Becket Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM Jul 8th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM Aug 5th, 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 May 22nd, 2019, 7:00pm Pam Murphy In Session
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Jun 2nd, 2019, 3:00pm Pam Murphy Sold Out
Improv 301 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 10th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Course Details
Improv 301 Fridays 3-6pm Jun 14th, 2019, 3:00pm Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 19th, 2019, 6:30pm 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 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 22nd, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller In Session
Improv 401 Tuesdays 3-6pm May 28th, 2019, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 401 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 10th, 2019, 6:30pm Mano Agapion Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Jun 20th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Elaina Eason 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 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jun 12th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Course Details
Advanced Study Harold Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 13th, 2019, 6:30pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Advanced Study Improv Thursdays 3-6pm Jun 20th, 2019, 3:00pm Will Hines Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 11am-2pm Jun 23rd, 2019, 11:00am Will Hines Course Details