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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.

The Pit

SNL Sketch Writing

April 6-7, 2019

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.

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

September 15 - October 6

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on October 16.

 
Chris Ulrich

Intro to the Harold

September 21 - October 26

Six weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich teaches the long-form improv style developed by Del Close. Graduation show at the Improv on October 28.

 
Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up

October 5 - 26

Four weeks on Saturdays. Further develop your craft with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi. Grad show November 3.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

October 19 - November 23

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

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny

October 20 - November 10

Four weeks on Sundays. Our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Grad show at the Improv on November 13.

 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

October 30 - December 4

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

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

November 4 - December 16

Six weeks on Mondays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Anna Bethel

Short Form: Relationships & Story

November 5 - December 3

Five weeks on Tuesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Grad show December 10.

 
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

Beginning Improv

January 11 - February 8

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

 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

January 14 - February 11

Five weeks on Tuesday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Grad show February 25.