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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.

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 4/5 CLOSED
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Five 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 4/24SOLD 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 4/29SOLD 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 DC Improv on June 5! Prerequisite needed.

starts 4/30 CLOSED
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2 Short Form

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. "Characters and Emotions" are the focus as 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 June 13!

starts 5/10 SOLD 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 July 12.

starts 6/4 SOLD 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 6/21 register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Five weeks, Sunday 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 August 8! Prerequisite needed.

starts 7/9 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 7/10register now
 
Anna Bethel

Level 3 Short Form

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. "Relationships and Story" take center stage. Instructor Anna Bethel builds on the lessons and short-form improv games from earlier classes, teaching students the value of intriguing relationships and compelling narratives in their scene work. Graduation show on August 15!

starts 7/11 register now
 
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!

July 14-16register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv

Five 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 7/15register 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 August 16!

starts 7/23 SOLD OUT