NY Improv Program

level image Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the "Harold".

The Improv Advanced Study Program is open to all students who pass Improv 401 and wish to continue taking classes. The program offers a wide variety of classes including ones on specific aspects of improv, drilling the Harold, and different forms.

This class introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic improvised scenes.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Apr 25th, 2019, 3:30pm Eric Gersen Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Apr 29th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 6-9pm Apr 29th, 2019, 6:00pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6pm Apr 30th, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm Apr 30th, 2019, 6:00pm Ben Rameaka Sold Out
Improv 101 Fridays 3-6pm May 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Doug Moe Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 3-6pm May 5th, 2019, 3:00pm Matt Dennie Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm May 6th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm May 7th, 2019, 3:30pm Alexandra Dickson Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm May 7th, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm May 11th, 2019, 3:30pm Sean Casey Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm May 12th, 2019, 6:30pm Corey Brown Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm May 13th, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm May 20th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm May 28th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm May 29th, 2019, 12:00pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm May 30th, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 4th, 2019, 3:30pm Patrick Clair Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jun 10th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jul 15th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Aug 12th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details

This class introduces the concept of finding the Game of The Scene in long-form improv. The "game" is the cornerstone of the UCB improv philosophy - it roughly means being aware of what makes your scenes funny and focusing on it as the scene progresses.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm Apr 27th, 2019, 12:00pm Dave Murray Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Apr 30th, 2019, 3:30pm Lou Gonzalez Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm May 1st, 2019, 6:45pm Sean Casey Sold Out
Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm May 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm May 5th, 2019, 11:30am Matt Dennie Sold Out
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm May 13th, 2019, 7:00pm Corey Brown Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm May 28th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Jun 10th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Aug 19th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details

This class introduces the form called The Harold. In the Harold, performers improvise comedic scenes that connect to create one unified piece.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Apr 30th, 2019, 3:30pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm May 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm Christopher A Scott Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm May 12th, 2019, 3:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm May 29th, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Jun 12th, 2019, 6:45pm Jessica Morgan Course Details

In this class, students continue to study the Harold. After successfull completing this class, they have completed the core improv program at the UCBT.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 18th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm Apr 30th, 2019, 7:00pm Jeremy Bent Sold Out
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 1st, 2019, 6:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm May 5th, 2019, 3:00pm Nicole Drespel Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm May 16th, 2019, 6:45pm Joey Price Course Details
No courses currently available in this level

The Advanced Study program is an application-only set of classes, designed for students who have completed the core curriculum and are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy, and are ready to perform at an advanced level.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Advanced Study Improv Thursdays 7-10pm Apr 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Johnna Scrabis Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Wednesdays 2-5pm Apr 24th, 2019, 2:00pm Michael Delaney Course Details
Advanced Study Improv Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm May 7th, 2019, 6:45pm Zack Willis Sold Out