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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.

Coaching

Stand-Up Coaching

One-hour sessions

Get one-on-one coaching from our stand-up comedy instructors, Chris Coccia and Rahmein Mostafavi. All sessions are via video conferencing.

 
Bad Medicine

Intro to Sketch Comedy

May 21 - June 11 (online)

Four weeks on Thursday nights, meeting online. Instructors from the Bad Medicine troupe teach you the basics of sketch comedy and give you feedback on your writing. If the class is sold out, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask to be put on a wait list.

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny Online

May 31 - June 21 (online)

Four weeks. An online version of our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Online graduation show June 28.

 
Chris Ulrich

Beginning Improv Online

June 6 - June 27 (online)

Four weeks on Saturdays. 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!

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv Online: Advancing the Scene

June 6 - June 27 (online)

Four classes on Saturdays, with instructor Chris Ulrich.

 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv Online

June 7 - July 5 (online)

Five weeks on Sundays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Online graduation show July 5.

 
Chris Coccia

Five Minutes to Funny Online

June 9 - June 30 (online)

Four weeks. An online version of our signature stand-up comedy class with instructor Chris Coccia. Online graduation show July 7.

 
Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up Online

June 15 - June 29

Three weeks on Mondays. Further develop your craft in this online class with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi.

 
The Pit

SNL Sketch Writing Online

July 11-12

Two-day online workshop. Learn how to write and submit great sketch comedy with Ali Farahnakian, a former SNL writer and founder of the Peoples Improv Theater. Presented via Zoom video conferencing

 
Anna Bethel

Beginning Improv Online

July 14 - July 28

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

 
Rahmein Mostafavi

Level 2 Stand-Up Online

July 18 - August 1

Three weeks on Saturdays. Further develop your craft in this online class with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi.

 
David Razowsky

Sharpen Your
Point of View

September 8

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Hear the Now

September 9

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Strong Entrances,
Strong Choices

September 10

Three-hour workshop. Hone your improv skills with David Razowsky, former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles.

 
David Razowsky

Deep Dive with
David Razowsky

September 12-13

Two-day intensive. Hone your improv skills with the former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles. Graduation performance on September 13.