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 Thursdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Jul 22nd, 2021, 6:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Mon-Fri 6-8am PT/9-11am ET Jul 26th, 2021, 6:00am Shannon O'Neill Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Aug 1st, 2021, 11:00am Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Tuesdays 4-6pm PT/7-9pm ET Aug 3rd, 2021, 4:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 101 ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Aug 7th, 2021, 11:00am Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Aug 9th, 2021, 6:00pm INTENSIVE ONLINE Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Aug 15th, 2021, 11:00am Allyn Pintal Course Details
Improv 101 ONLINE Tues & Thurs 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Aug 24th, 2021, 5:00pm John Murray 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 12-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Aug 1st, 2021, 12:00pm Billy Merritt Sold Out
Improv 201 ONLINE Wednesdays 2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET Aug 11th, 2021, 2:00pm Shannon O'Neill Course Details
Improv 201 ONLINE Sundays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Aug 22nd, 2021, 3:00pm Monika Smith 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 ONLINE Tuesdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm PT Aug 10th, 2021, 6:00pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 301 ONLINE Thursdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Aug 19th, 2021, 11:00am Billy Merritt 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 Aug 21st, 2021, 11:00am Alex Berg Course Details
Improv 401 ONLINE Wednesdays 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Aug 25th, 2021, 5:00pm Shannon O'Neill Sold Out
Improv 401 ONLINE Tues & Fri noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Aug 31st, 2021, 12:00pm Billy Merritt 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 ONLINE Thursdays 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Jul 29th, 2021, 5:00pm Sarah Claspell Sold Out