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Team Building

Online Team Building & Shows

Try out our team building experience online, with facilitators Liz Demery and Chris Ulrich. Or arrange an online comedy show for your team!

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Online Shows

The DC Improv can set you up with a private online comedy show for your team, using the Zoom videoconferencing service. And you have options! We can arrange a stand-up showcase with a variety of comedians. We can find a "crowd work" comedian to have fun riffing with your team. We can set up an interactive improv performance, where your suggestions shape the comedy scenes and people from your group might even be part of show. Let us know what you're looking for and we'll do our best to make it happen. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss scheduling and pricing.

Kumite

One of our most popular online options for 2020 was the Comedy Kumite tournament. We get four stand-up comics and have them compete head-to-head, with your group voting on the winners. Volunteers from your group also get to appear as the on-screen audience, adding to the interactivity. It's a great way to sample a variety of comedy styles, and it usually clocks in at 40 to 50 minutes -- a great length for videoconferencing.

From Kaon Interactive, December 2020: "Everyone really enjoyed the show and appreciated the chance to take some time to relax, laugh, and have fun. ... I received many comments after the show on how much people enjoyed it and how funny the comedians were. Both my boss and our CEO were impressed and thought the experience was great. Pease convey our deepest appreciation and laughs to the comedians. I know it must be so difficult to perform comedy without a live audience, and they were all incredible."

From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, December 2020: "We had a great time! We received tons of positive feedback. They really enjoyed the show and said that it was nice to have some comic relief during this busy time and also enjoyed the flow of the show. They also liked how each comedian had a different style.

Online Teambuilding Workshops

Book a virtual 60- or 90-minute improv teambuilding session for your company (or your group of friends) with instructors Liz Demery and Chris Ulrich as the lead facilitators. Everyone needs a laugh during this time and improv is a great way to learn how to create a shared experience even when we are far apart. Through improv warmups plus verbal and physical games learn how to be in the moment, gain a new set of tools for communicating and problem-solving -- and have a great time in the process. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss scheduling and pricing.

Testimonial: “Our team is doing weekly Zoom activities. One of my favorites was when we hired the DC Improv to conduct team building sessions with each of our practice groups. We plan to have them back! We also host our own improv Zoom calls with themes. The best one was two truths and one lie. Everyone participated and even shared pictures.” — Kerry Wekelo, COO, Actualize Consulting, July 2020

Liz Demery

Meet Our Instructors: Liz Demery

Liz Demery is the owner and Artistic Director of CSz, DC -- the organization behind ComedySportz improv shows. She has been performing improv professionally since 1994, with her training focusing on theater, physical comedy, sketch and theatrical production. Liz can be seen regularly performing ComedySportz and The Blue Show at the DC Improv, and every fall at the Maryland Renaissance Festival with Shakespeare's Skum and the O'Danny Girls. She has performed locally with such troupes as WiT's Caveat, iMusical and FIST, and with Keegan Theater, American Century Theater, Imagination Stage, and other local productions. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA. Liz specializes in classes and workshops teaching advanced short form improv skills.

Chris Ulrich

Meet Our Instructors: Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich teaches classes in beginning improv, advanced short-form improv and long-form improv. He has been performing since 2003. Currently, Chris performs regularly in a number of Improv troupes including Jive Turkey, Nox, and King Bee. He has studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Also, he has coached and led workshops for Improv troupes in the DC area.

In addition to Improv training, Chris is the founder of CU in the Moment LLC, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on CNN, MSNBC, "Dr. Oz," Headline News, "Dr. Drew," "Nancy Grace," Washington’s USA Channel 9, and "Let's Talk Live," where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. Along with his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. He trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use new body language to transform their executive presence.