established 2003, Allyson Jaffe, principal

DC Improv Comedy School: Welcome!

challenge yourself * meet new people * have a blast


Comedy classes can bring people together and change lives! Whether you're looking for a career, a hobby, or just a way to shake up your routine, classes are a great way to get things moving.

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 email 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. 

Classes are taught at the DC Improv, and in 2020 we also started offering online-only classes.


improv classes

Get creative, be social, strengthen your communication skills. Classes range from introductory level to advanced. Instructors: Anna Bethel, Chris Ulrich and guests.

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stand-up classes

Learn the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy, and graduate with a show on a DC Improv stage. Instructors: Chris Coccia, Rahmein Mostafavi and guests.

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sketch classes

All you need to get started with writing, producing and performing sketch comedy. Instructors: Bad Medicine and guests.

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course catalog

A one-page listing of all the classes offered on a regular basis at the DC Improv Comedy School.

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A quick guide to the teachers at the DC Improv Comedy School.

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