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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.

Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up

Four weeks, Saturday classes. Getting more serious about comedy? Further develop your material and get practical advice on working your way into the comedy scene, from instructor Rahmein Mostafavi. Graduation performance on December 13!

starts 11/10 SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Level 3: Relationships and Story

Registration closed. Five weeks, Tuesday classes. AKA Level 3 Short Form. Anna Bethel builds on lessons and short-form games from earlier classes, teaching students the value of intriguing relationships and compelling narratives in their scene work. Graduation show December 18.

starts 11/13
 
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 11/14 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 December 19!

starts 11/18 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Intro to the Harold

Six weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich teaches you the famed long-form improv style developed by Del Close. Graduation show at the Improv on February 19. Prerequisite needed.

starts 1/5 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 1/5SOLD 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 February 12!

starts 1/6 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 February 6!

starts 1/6 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 1/7SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv

Five weeks, Tuesday 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 1/15 register now
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. (AKA Level 2 Short Form.) 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 February 26! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 1/16register 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 2/25register now
 
Kevin McDonald

Sketch Workshop with Kevin McDonald

How to create sketch comedy through writing and performing! A two-day class with "The Kids in the Hall" co-founder.

March 2-3register now
 
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 3/9register now
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advance the Scene

Five 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 3/9 register now
 
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 April 16!

starts 3/10 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!

April 6-7register now