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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

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!

TBDTBD
 
Anna Bethel

Short Form Improv:
Characters and Emotions

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. Anna Bethel teaches short-form improv games and exercises that allow students to create dynamic characters in their scene work. Graduation show at the Improv on September 27! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 8/23 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Saturday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 9/9SOLD OUT
 
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 October 5.

starts 9/10 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Sunday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich helps you explore character-building, physicality, object work and more. Graduation show at the Improv on October 10!

starts 9/10 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Monday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 9/11SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. "Improv for Fun!" Instructor Anna Bethel teaches basic improv skills and short form games, with an emphasis on the most important part of comedy: having a good time.

starts 10/11 register now
 
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 November 15!

starts 10/22 SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Short Form Improv:
Characters and Emotions

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. Anna Bethel teaches short-form improv games and exercises that allow students to create dynamic characters in their scene work. Graduation show at the Improv on December 5! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 10/24 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Monday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 10/30register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Advancing the Scene: A Workshop

Six weeks, Saturday classes. Chris Ulrich helps you refine your approach to any improv experience, helping you sharpen the characters and choices that can make for a great performance. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 or permission from instructor and principal.

starts 11/4 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich helps you explore in-depth scene work and character creation using both short-form and long-form improv techniques. Graduation show at the DC Improv on December 12! Prerequisite needed.

starts 11/4 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Six weeks, Sunday classes. Learn the basics of improv with instructor Chris Ulrich. Improv comedy helps people with teamwork and creative thinking. And best of all, it's fun!

starts 11/5register now
 
Anna Bethel

Reading the Room: A Workshop

Five weeks, Monday classes. Instructor Anna Bethel helps improvisers with the fine art of feeling out a crowd -- and how to apply that knowledge to performing and moderating short-form improv games. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 or permission from instructor and principal.

starts 11/6 register now