Improv Classes

Ever thought about trying your hand at comedy? Then join our comedy school family! The DC Improv Comedy School launched in May 2003, and since then, thousands of students have passed through our doors.

We offer a variety of classes on improv comedy -- everything from basic skills to mastering the finer points of advanced improv. Improv classes are great way to boost your creativity and meet new people. Improv skills are also useful in a business environment. Many people feel that learning improv has improved their ability to communicate with co-workers and work together as a team.

And no matter what your personal goals are, improv classes are fun. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our classes can sell out quickly. If you don't register in time, you can be place on our wait list if you e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and specify the course in the subject line. All classes are 18 and over, and once you make a payment there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations. 


 

chrisulrich

Level 2 Improv, January-February 2015

Five weeks, Wednesday 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 25! Prerequisite needed.

 
shawnwestfall

Beginning Improv, March-April 2015

Six weeks, Monday classes. Learn the basics of improv with Shawn Westfall, one of the most experienced instructors around. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

 
chrisulrich

Beginning Improv, March-April 2015

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

 
shawnwestfall

Level 2 Short Form, January-February 2015

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. Instructor Shawn Westfall leads you in an in-depth exploration of "cabaret style" improv games. Graduation show at the DC Improv! Prerequisite needed.

 
chrisulrich

Level 2 Improv, March-April 2015

Five weeks, Wednesday 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 8! Prerequisite needed.

 
shawnwestfall

Harold Long Form Improv, March-April 2015

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. Followed by a showcase performance at the DC Improv! Shawn Westfall will lead you in an exploration of more-advanced, abstract improv structures -- specifically the Harold, a game technique created and popularized by Del Close, founder of Second City. Prerequisite needed.

 
shawnwestfall

Improv Boot Camp, February-April 2015

Ten weeks, Thursday classes. Improv Boot Camp combines all the workshops offered by Shawn Westfall -- Character, Advanced Long Form, Genre, Parody and Narrative, and Breaking the Rules -- into a ten-week class ideal for those wanting a lengthier improv experience. Prerequisite needed.

 
  • Corey Holcomb

    Corey Holcomb 

    Right now, you can see Corey in "The Wedding Ringer." This summer, you can see him on stage at the DC Improv.

    Corey throws down brutally funny commentary on relationships and romance, and we're amped to have him back May 28-31.

  • Gilbert Gottfried

    You're Hired! 

    JUST ADDED! The entire nation sank into a deep depression when Gilbert Gottfried was fired from this season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

    But hope springs eternal! You can see Gilbert doing the job he was made for, May 15-17 at the Improv.

  • John Heffron

    Middle Class Funny 

    Detroit native John Heffron has a blue-collar (and hilarious) vibe -- his everyman, Midwestern appeal helped him win "Last Comic Standing 2" and prove that comedy doesn't just live on the coasts.

    He's back on our stage February 5-8. Be there!

  • tomrhodes

    Tom Rhodes

    February 12-15

    Planning your Valentine's weekend, and not looking to pop any questions? We've got you covered. Tom Rhodes is perfect for a fun, affordable and memorable night on the town.

  • csz

    ComedySportz for Kidz!

    February 7 @ 2 p.m.

    An improv show for kids as young as first grade! The famous ComedySportz troupe offers good clean fun -- and your kid might even become part of the show.