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 ONLINE Saturdays 2-4pm PT/ 5-7pm ET Apr 17th, 2021, 2:00pm Aman Adumer Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Apr 18th, 2021, 11:00am Ali Ghandour Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Apr 20th, 2021, 2:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Tuesdays 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET Apr 20th, 2021, 4:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Weds & Thurs 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET Apr 21st, 2021, 4:00pm Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 101 Intensive ONLINE Tues-Fri 8-10am PT/11am-noon ET Apr 27th, 2021, 8:00am INTENSIVE ONLINE Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Saturdays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET May 1st, 2021, 3:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Mondays 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET May 3rd, 2021, 4:00pm Donald Chang Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET May 9th, 2021, 3:00pm Monika Smith 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 ONLINE Sundays 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Apr 25th, 2021, 2:00pm Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 201 Intensive ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Apr 26th, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE Course Details
Improv 201 ONLINE Tuesdays 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET May 4th, 2021, 7:00pm Joel Spence Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET May 16th, 2021, 11:00am Sarah Claspell 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 Intensive ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Apr 19th, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE In Session
Improv 301 ONLINE Saturdays 3-5pm/6-8pm ET Apr 24th, 2021, 3:00pm Ali Ghandour Course Details
Improv 301 ONLINE Thursdays 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET May 6th, 2021, 5:00pm Sarah Claspell 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 ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET May 1st, 2021, 11:00am Alex Berg 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.

No courses currently available in this level