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 Tues-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Feb 19th, 2019, 11:30am Maritza Montañez and Dave Murray (Intensive) Course Details
Improv 101 Fridays 12-3pm Mar 1st, 2019, 12:00pm Doug Moe Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 12-3pm Mar 5th, 2019, 12:00pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 12-3pm Mar 5th, 2019, 12:00pm John William Timothy Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 5th, 2019, 3:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 5th, 2019, 3:30pm Patrick Clair Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 10th, 2019, 3:00pm Devin Ritchie Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays and Thursdays 3-6pm Mar 11th, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Mar 12th, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm Mar 13th, 2019, 12:00pm Johnna Scrabis Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 14th, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Mar 14th, 2019, 7:00pm Liz Noth Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Mar 16th, 2019, 12:00pm Maritza Montañez Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 11:30am-6:30pm Mar 18th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Mar 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Mar 19th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm Mar 27th, 2019, 12:00pm Patrick Clair Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Apr 8th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Apr 16th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out

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 Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-6:30pm Feb 27th, 2019, 3:30pm Doug Moe Course Details
Improv 201 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Mar 3rd, 2019, 11:30am Matt Dennie Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm Mar 5th, 2019, 2:30pm Erik Tanouye Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm and Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Mar 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Anthony Apruzzese Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm Mar 6th, 2019, 7:00pm Sean Casey Sold Out
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm Mar 9th, 2019, 12:00pm Liz Noth Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Mar 12th, 2019, 12:15pm Joey Price Course Details
Improv 201 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 13th, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Sold Out
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm Mar 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Corey Brown Sold Out
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm Mar 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Maritza Montañez Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays 2-5pm Mar 26th, 2019, 2:00pm Doug Moe Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Mar 27th, 2019, 6:45pm Achilles Stamatelaky Sold Out
Improv 201 Thursdays 7-10pm Mar 28th, 2019, 7:00pm Achilles Stamatelaky Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm Apr 1st, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-5:30pm Apr 1st, 2019, 2:30pm Erik Tanouye 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 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 9th, 2019, 3:30pm Sean Casey Course Details
Improv 301 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 9th, 2019, 3:30pm Liz Noth Course Details
Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 10th, 2019, 3:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 301 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Mar 10th, 2019, 6:30pm Corey Brown Course Details
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 12th, 2019, 3:30pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Mar 20th, 2019, 7:00pm Jessica Morgan Course Details
Improv 301 Tuesdays 6-9pm Mar 26th, 2019, 6:00pm Doug Moe 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 Feb 21st, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Course Details
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Feb 27th, 2019, 6:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Matt Dennie Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm Mar 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm Nicole Drespel Sold Out
Improv 401 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 5th, 2019, 3:30pm Zack Willis Course Details
Improv 401 Tuesdays 7-10pm Mar 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Jeremy Bent Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Mar 14th, 2019, 6:45pm Joey Price Course Details
Improv 401 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm Mar 25th, 2019, 3:30pm Alexandra Dickson Course Details
Improv 401 Wednesdays 3:15-6:15pm Mar 27th, 2019, 3:15pm Achilles Stamatelaky 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 Wednesdays 2-5pm Feb 27th, 2019, 2:00pm Michael Delaney Course Details
Advanced Study Harold Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Mar 3rd, 2019, 11:30am Nicole Drespel Sold Out