Improv 101 Sundays 3-6pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Mar 24, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 18, 2019, 12:00pm
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, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.



Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #225



Jonny Svarzbein, teacher

Jonny Svarzbein Jonny Svarzbein is a performer, host, writer and teacher who was born in El Paso, TX. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Music Education and as a member of the improv/sketch group Comedy Corner, Jonny began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and LA where he has studied under Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and pretty much every teacher at UCBT-LA and is now himself a teacher at UCB.

UCB credits include Teacher's Lounge, Fuckable presents: Q&A, the Harold teams Mister Town City, 8 Babies and Landlord, the graduated Maude team Bonafide, Tournament of Nerds, hosting The Cagematch and many, many more shows.

On TV, Jonny has appeared on Jimmy Kimmy Live, NBC's Superstore, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything and many national commercials.

Jonny is also a member of the writing team The Guys from The Internet, whose sketches have been featured on VH1, College Humor, San Francisco Sketchfest, Break.com, and Funny or Die.

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