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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

All sections full. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be added to a wait list. 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! Three different sections to choose from.

June 29 - July 1SOLD 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 7/17 SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

Registration closed! 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 August 28! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 7/18
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 2 Improv

Registration closed! Five weeks, Saturday classes. Instructor Chris Ulrich helps you explore character-building, physicality, object work and more. Graduation show at the Improv on August 19!

starts 7/21
 
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 7/30SOLD OUT
 
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 9/8register 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 October 3!

starts 9/9 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Level 3 Improv: Advance the Scene

Five weeks, Wednesday 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 9/12 SOLD OUT
 
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 October 11!

starts 9/15 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 October 30. Prerequisite needed.

starts 9/22 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 October 24!

starts 9/23 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 9/24register now