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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.

If the class you want is sold out ... get on our waiting list. Send an e-mail to This e-mail 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.

Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

November 4 - December 16

Six weeks on Mondays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advancing the Scene

November 9 - December 14

Five weeks on Saturdays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

November 10 - December 15

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv December 17.

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

November 17 - December 15

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on December 18.

 
Jessica Kirson

Stand-Up Workshop with Jessica Kirson

December 29

Sunday seminar. Performance tips and practical advice on the comedy business from one of the best stand-ups working today

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

January 5 - February 2

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv February 11.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

January 6 - February 10

Six weeks on Mondays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Anna Bethel

Reading the Room: A Workshop

January 6 - February 10

Five weeks on Monday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Teaching improvisers the fine art of feeling out a crowd.

 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

January 8 - February 5

Five weeks on Wednesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
Chris Ulrich

Advancing the Harold

January 11 - February 22

Six weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich dives deeper into the popular long-form structure. Graduation show at the Improv on February 29!

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

January 11 - February 8

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

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

January 12 - February 9

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on February 19.

 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

January 14 - February 11

Five weeks on Tuesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Grad show February 18.

 
Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up

January 18 - February 8

Four weeks on Saturdays. Further develop your craft with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi. Grad show February 20.

 
Bad Medicine

Intro to Sketch Comedy

February 15

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

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

February 23 - March 22

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on March 25.

 
Bad Medicine

Sketch Comedy: Page to Stage

February 29

Saturday. Turn your comedy writing into a live performance with guidance from members of Bad Medicine.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

March 1 - March 29

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv March 31.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

March 2 - April 6

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

 
Anna Bethel

Short Form: Relationships & Story

March 3 - March 31

Five weeks on Tuesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Grad show April 7.

 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

March 4 - April 1

Five weeks on Wednesdays, with instructor Anna Bethel. Learn improv and have a great time!

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

March 7 - April 18

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

 
The Pit

SNL Sketch Writing

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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.

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