Improv Elective ONLINE FRIDAY 1-2pm PST

Improv Elective: Special Improv Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled ONLINE FRIDAY 1-2pm PST
Start Date Mar 27, 2020, 1:00pm
Price $25
Class Size 20 students
Sessions 1 session, 1 hours


IMPROV LECTURE with Ian Roberts

In this one hour lecture and Q &A, Key and Peele showrunner and UCB
co-founder, Ian Roberts will discuss a number of the most popular, as
well as lesser-known, Key and Peele sketches, explaining the "nugget'
that inspired them, the game that was discovered to explore the nugget,
and the "outs" of the scenes. He will show how the scenes are often not about the subject matter of the scene, but rather an idea, which is explored via the scene's subject matter. He will also point out how scenes that seem very different often have common themes.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone.

This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:



Ian Roberts, teacher

Ian Roberts

As one of the founding members of THE UPRIGHT CITIZEN'S BRIGADE (UCB), Ian Roberts is no stranger to comedy. He has appeared in such shows as Reno 911!; Parks & Recreation; and Arrested Development, as well as a dozen features, including THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD; I LOVE YOU, MAN; and STEP BROTHERS. 

He and writing partner Jay Martel sold their spec DAD CAN'T LOSE to Paramount. Director Adam McKay hired the duo to write CEO for DreamWorks. The two have since written and sold WORST FRIENDS to Warner Bros., AIR GUITAR to DreamWorks, ME TIME to Fox, to which Jim Carrey is attached to star, and GET HARD to Warner Bros. with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart attached to star.
Ian is currently an Executive Producer on Comedy Central's sketch comedy show Key & Peele, which is in its third season

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