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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.

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Bad Medicine

Intro to Sketch Comedy

May 2

Saturday. Instructors from the Bad Medicine troupe help you get from a premise to a fully realized sketch in one day!

 
Conor O'Rourke

Beginning Improv

May 27 - July 1

Five weeks on Wednesdays, with instructor Conor O'Rourke. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

May 31 - June 28

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv July 7.

 
Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up

June 1 - 22

Four weeks on Monday. Further develop your craft with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi. Grad show June 24.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advancing the Scene

June 13 - July 18

Five classes on Saturdays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

June 13 - July 18

Five classes on Saturdays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

June 15 - July 13

Five weeks on Mondays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

June 21 - July 12

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on July 15.

 
The Pit

PIT Workshop: You PLUS

July 10-11

Two-day workshop. Ali Farahnakian, founder of the Peoples Improv Theater, helps you discover the fine art of being yourself on stage. Graduation show July 12.

 
The Pit

SNL Sketch Writing

July 11-12

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.

 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

July 15 - August 12

Five weeks on Wednesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Grad show August 17.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

July 19 - August 16

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv August 18.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

July 20 - August 25

Six weeks on Mondays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
David Razowsky

Sharpen Your
Point of View

September 8

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Hear the Now

September 9

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Strong Entrances,
Strong Choices

September 10

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Deep Dive with
David Razowsky

September 12-13

Two-day intensive. Hone your improv skills with the former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles. Graduation performance on September 13.