Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Mar 4, 2019, 11:00am
Price $500
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 16, 2019, 1:15pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.

Class Size: 16 Students

Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, or

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.
Class meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11am-2pm   
Due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #227

Jacob Reed, teacher

Jacob Reed Jacob Reed is a writer, director, and performer from San Diego. He has written and directed for Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Funny or Die and Above Average. His TV writing credits include Matt Besser's Comedy Central sketch special This Show Will Get You High and the Emmy-nominated Night of Too Many Stars.

At UCB, Jacob performs Friday nights with Bangarang! He has performed in countless shows at the theatre over the last seven years including the improvised movie with Rough Cut, The UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Comedy Death Ray Sketch and as an occasional host of The UCB Variety Hour and Not Too Shabby. He has studied under Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh.

Jacob is also one half of the sketch group Tremendosaur. Reviewed by LAist as 'a two-man sketch comedy beast,' Tremendosaur has had multiple show runs at the UCB and been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and all over the information super internet. He is also the co-host of the Before You Were Funny Podcast.

Follow Jacob on twitter @jacobreed for complaints directed at major corporations, pictures of cats, and the occasional pithy joke.

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