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The DC Improv Comedy School

Since the DC Improv Comedy School opened in 2003, thousands of students have passed through our doors. Classes are available for all skill levels, and topics include stand-up comedy, improv comedy and comedy writing.

The school offers a creative outlet for those who enjoy laughing and learning. Our school family has spawned new friendships, new relationships and even one marriage with three children. So get ready and take the plunge into the world of comedy at The DC Improv. 

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Liz Demery

Level 2 Short Form

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. "Improv for Performance!" Teacher Liz Demery helps you sharpen your basic improv skills and find your strengths, with the goal of getting in front of live audiences. Graduation show at the DC Improv on October 20!

starts 9/15 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Wednesday 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 10/21register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Thursday 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 December 8! Prerequisite needed.

starts 10/29 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Sunday 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 11/1register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

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

Sept.-October SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Monday 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.

Sept.-October SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2 Short Form

Five weeks, Sunday classes. "Improv for Performance!" Teacher Anna Bethel helps you sharpen your basic improv skills and find your strengths, with the goal of getting in front of live audiences. Graduation show at the DC Improv on October 26!

Sept.-October SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advancing the Scene

Five weeks, Wednesday 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.

Sept.-October SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

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

Sept.-October 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 August 12!

July-August 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 September 23!

August-September SOLD OUT
 
Mike Sacks

Writing for Print & Getting Published

Two-hour Monday workshop. Acclaimed author/editor Mike Sacks (McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire) shares the ins and outs of getting your comedy writing published in magazines, books and online.

June 15 sold out
 
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!

May 15-17 sold out