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Stand-Up Classes

Our stand-up classes are designed to help you write, polish and perform a short stand-up set, the building block that all stand-ups use at open mics, comedy clubs, and anywhere else they might perform. They also feature a graduation show on the famous DC Improv stage.

Each class consists of four sessions. Each session is 3.5 hours, and they are once a week (usually on Sunday). Tuition is $295.

All kinds of people can enjoy these classes, whether they're hoping to be a superstar or just looking for a fun new hobby. These classes give you the structured environment to finally get on stage.

PLEASE NOTE: Our stand-up classes are extremely popular and fill up quickly. If you'd like to be placed on the wait list for these classes, 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. The wait list is done via e-mail, and once a class is announced via e-mail, the first people to pay in full get into the course. Payment must be made online, with a credit card. If you miss out on registering and want to stay on the wait list, you must e-mail that request to the Improv. You are not automatically enrolled into the wait list for the next class announcement.

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 December 15!

starts 11/15 SOLD OUT