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 Fridays 3-6pm Jul 19th, 2019, 3:00pm Carrie McCrossen In Session
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 3:00pm Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Jul 24th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Jul 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 11am-2pm Jul 27th, 2019, 11:00am Matt Newell Sold Out
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Jul 29th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Fridays 3-6pm Aug 2nd, 2019, 3:00pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 11am-2pm Aug 3rd, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Aug 4th, 2019, 3:30pm Marissa Strickland Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 5th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Aug 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Dave Theune Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Aug 6th, 2019, 3:30pm Josh Simpson Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Aug 15th, 2019, 7:00pm Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 (4 week) Sundays 11am-6pm Aug 18th, 2019, 11:00am Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Aug 19th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM Aug 19th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Aug 21st, 2019, 7:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Aug 24th, 2019, 2:30pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11AM-2PM Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 11am-2pm Sep 8th, 2019, 11:00am Will McLaughlin Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 3-6pm Sep 9th, 2019, 3:00pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Sep 9th, 2019, 7:00pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Sep 12th, 2019, 7:00pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11AM-2PM Sep 16th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Thur 11am-6pm Sep 23rd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 30th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
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 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 Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm Jul 20th, 2019, 2:30pm Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jul 24th, 2019, 7:00pm Dan Hodapp Sold Out
Improv 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Jul 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Lydia Hensler Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Jul 28th, 2019, 11:00am Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jul 30th, 2019, 3:30pm Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Aug 4th, 2019, 3:30pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 5th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Sold Out
Improv 201 Tues & Thurs 3-6pm Aug 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Brandon Gardner Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm Aug 6th, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11am-2pm Aug 11th, 2019, 11:00am Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Aug 12th, 2019, 6:30pm Ari Voukydis Course Details
Improv 201 Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Aug 27th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Sep 16th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
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 Sundays 11am-2pm Jul 21st, 2019, 11:00am Oscar Montoya Sold Out
Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm Jul 27th, 2019, 3:00pm Joel Spence Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Jul 28th, 2019, 3:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Jul 29th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive LA Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jul 31st, 2019, 7:00pm Pam Murphy Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 11am-2pm Aug 5th, 2019, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 2:30-5:30pm Aug 5th, 2019, 2:30pm Dan Hodapp Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 9th, 2019, 6:30pm Gavin Speiller 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 Tues & Thurs 7-10pm Jul 23rd, 2019, 7:00pm Julie Brister In Session
Improv 401 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jul 24th, 2019, 7:00pm Mano Agapion Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm Jul 28th, 2019, 3:30pm Mike Leffingwell Sold Out
Improv 401 Tuesdays 3-6pm Aug 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Billy Merritt Course Details
Improv 401 Mondays 6:30-9:30pm Aug 12th, 2019, 6:30pm Mano Agapion Course Details
Improv 401 Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 7th, 2019, 11:30am Mike Leffingwell 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 Harold Tues-Fri 3-6pm Jul 23rd, 2019, 3:00pm Beth Appel Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 3-6pm Aug 4th, 2019, 3:00pm Will McLaughlin Course Details
Advanced Study Harold Mon & Weds 11:30-2:30pm Aug 12th, 2019, 11:30am Johnny Meeks Course Details