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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

Reading the Room: A Workshop

Five weeks, Wednesday 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 2/21 SOLD OUT
 
Chris Ulrich

Advancing the Scene: A Workshop

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 3/10 CLOSED
 
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 4/7SOLD 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 May 2!

starts 4/8 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 May 8!

starts 4/8 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 4/9SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

Five weeks, Tuesday 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 May 22! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 4/10 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 4/18 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 June 19!

starts 5/13 SOLD OUT
 
Anna Bethel

Level 3: Relationships and Story

Five weeks, Monday 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 June 25.

starts 5/14 register now
 
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 5/23 register now
 
David Razowsky

YOU: A Workshop

Two-day master class. Second City veteran David Razowsky teaches "YOU," showing students the life-changing awareness of “You ... being on stage with you.”

June 2-3 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 6/4register 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 July 17! Prerequisite needed.

starts 6/9 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 6/10register 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! Three different sections to choose from.

June 29 - July 1register 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 August 28! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

starts 7/18 register now