Improv 101 Sundays 11am-2pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Sundays 11am-2pm
Start Date Nov 10, 2019, 11:00am
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Jan 18, 2020, 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.



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.


All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.   

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #224

NO CLASS DECEMBER 1, 29


Will McLaughlin, teacher

Will McLaughlin

Will McLaughlin is a Meisner trained actor and began studying with the UCB in New York City in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to be part of the UCB's new west coast theater. Best idea he's ever had. Prior to becoming a professional actor and teacher he was a sous-chef, a window washer, a weekend DJ and an advertising copywriter. But the best job he's ever had is being a teacher at the UCB Theater. 

Will has a recurring role on Parks And Recreation as officer Randy Killnose. He can also be seen on the shows Happy Endings, Ben And Kate, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The League, Law And Order SVU and Third Watch. His films include Men In Black 3, Gigantic, and Terrorists where he shared his first on screen kiss with the UCB's Ian Roberts. He mostly plays cops, but seriously, he's versatile. He can also play security guards.

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