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The DC Improv Comedy School

Since opening in 2003, the DC Improv Comedy School has served thousands of students. Classes are available for all skill levels, and topics include stand-up comedy, improv comedy and comedy writing. We're a creative outlet for anyone who enjoys laughing and learning.

If the class you want is sold out ... get on our waiting list. Send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  indicating which class you're interested in. The next time we add a session of that class, you'll be notified for the chance to sign up.

Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Sunday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich helps you explore in-depth scene work and character creation using both short-form and long-form improv techniques. Graduation show at the DC Improv on February 7! Prerequisite needed.

starts 1/8 CLOSED
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2 Short Form

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. "Characters and Emotions" are the focus as Anna Bethel teaches short-form improv games and exercises that allow students to create dynamic characters in their scene work. Graduation show at the Improv on February 21!

starts 1/10 CLOSED
 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. "Improv for Fun!" Instructor Anna Bethel teaches basic improv skills and short form games, with an emphasis on the most important part of comedy: having a good time.

starts 2/22 SOLD OUT
 
Kevin McDonald

Sketch Workshop with Kevin McDonald

How to create a sketch show through writing and performing! A two-day class with "The Kids in the Hall" co-founder, concluding with a sketch showcase on 2/26.

February 25-26SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Monday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 2/27SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Saturday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 3/4SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 4B Improv: Advancing the Harold

Five weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich dives deeper into the popular long-form structure. Graduation show at the Improv on April 8!

starts 3/4 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advancing the Scene

Five weeks, Sunday classes. This workshop with Chris Ulrich helps you refine your approach to any improv experience, helping you sharpen the characters and choices that can make for a great performance.

starts 3/5 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

Four weeks, Sunday classes. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Learn the art of stand-up, polish a five-minute comedy set, and perform on the DC Improv stage on April 12.

starts 3/5 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Sunday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich helps you explore in-depth scene work and character creation using both short-form and long-form improv techniques. Graduation show at the DC Improv on April 24! Prerequisite needed.

starts 3/12 register now
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2 Short Form

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. "Characters and Emotions" are the focus as Anna Bethel teaches short-form improv games and exercises that allow students to create dynamic characters in their scene work. Graduation show at the Improv on April 18!

starts 3/14 register now
 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. "Improv for Fun!" Instructor Anna Bethel teaches basic improv skills and short form games, with an emphasis on the most important part of comedy: having a good time.

starts 4/5 register now
 
The PIT

Writers Room: Goals

Instructor Chris Aurillo of the Peoples Improv Theater helps you map out the practical aspects of working on and completing any writing project. One 3-hour session.

April 21 register now
 
The PIT

The Joy of Sketch Writing

Instructor Chris Aurillo of the Peoples Improv Theater creates a writers' room atmosphere and gives you sketch formulas you can use to begin your comedy writing journey. Two 3-hour sessions.

April 22-23 register now
 
The PIT

Improv to Sketch Workshop

Instructor Chris Aurillo of the Peoples Improv Theater helps you use the art of improv as a tool to create great sketch comedy. Two 3-hour sessions.

April 22-23 register now
 
The PIT

SNL Sketch Writing

Two-day weekend workshop with two 3-hour sessions. Learn how to write and submit great sketch comedy with Ali Farahnakian, a former SNL writer and founder of the Peoples Improv Theater!

July 14-16register now