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Stand-Up Classes

Our classes are designed to help you write, polish and perform a short stand-up set. The "Five Minutes to Funny" class also features a graduation show on the famous DC Improv stage. Whether you're hoping to be a superstar or just looking to try something new, you're welcome at the comedy school -- and these classes give many people the structured environment they need to finally get on stage.

PLEASE NOTE: "Five Minutes to Funny" is extremely popular and fills up quickly. If you'd like to be placed on the wait list for that class, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and specify the course in the subject line. The wait list is done via e-mail, and once a class is announced via e-mail, the first people to pay in full get into the course. Payment must be made online, with a credit card. If you miss out on registering and want to stay on the wait list, you must e-mail that request to the Improv. You are not automatically enrolled into the wait list for the next class announcement.

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 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