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 Sundays 3-6pm Oct 13th, 2019, 3:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Oct 15th, 2019, 11:30am James Dwyer and Lou Gonzalez (Intensive) Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Oct 15th, 2019, 7:00pm John Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3-6pm Oct 16th, 2019, 3:00pm Jeremy Bent Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Oct 17th, 2019, 7:00pm Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6pm Oct 22nd, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 22nd, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm Oct 26th, 2019, 12:00pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 11:30am-6:30pm Nov 4th, 2019, 11:30am Nicole Drespel (Intensive) Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm Nov 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Erik Tanouye Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm Nov 6th, 2019, 7:00pm Chelsea Clarke Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Nov 7th, 2019, 7:00pm Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Nov 14th, 2019, 3:30pm Eric Gersen Course Details
Improv 101 Fridays 6:30-9:30pm Nov 15th, 2019, 6:30pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Nov 17th, 2019, 11:30am Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Nov 18th, 2019, 7:00pm Sebastian Conelli Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6pm Nov 19th, 2019, 3:00pm Alexandra Dickson Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm Nov 19th, 2019, 6:00pm Ben Rameaka Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Dec 30th, 2019, 11:00am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jan 6th, 2020, 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 Tuesdays 3-6pm Oct 15th, 2019, 3:00pm Erik Tanouye Sold Out
Improv 201 Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Oct 17th, 2019, 12:15pm Joey Price Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Oct 19th, 2019, 3:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Oct 21st, 2019, 11:30am Caroline Martin and Chris Scott (Intensive) Course Details
Improv 201 Mondays 7-10pm Oct 21st, 2019, 7:00pm Maritza MontaƱez Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 23rd, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm Nov 1st, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm Nov 9th, 2019, 12:00pm Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 201 Mondays 11:30am-2:30pm Nov 12th, 2019, 11:30am James Dwyer (Intensive) Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm Nov 12th, 2019, 7:00pm Corin C Wells 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 Wednesdays 7-10pm Oct 16th, 2019, 7:00pm Jeremy Bent Sold Out
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm Oct 21st, 2019, 7:00pm Morgan Phillips Sold Out

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 Oct 17th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Course Details
Improv 401 Mondays 2-5pm Oct 28th, 2019, 2:00pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Nov 14th, 2019, 6:30pm 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 Harold Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm Oct 15th, 2019, 6:45pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Oct 31st, 2019, 6:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Sundays 3-6pm Nov 17th, 2019, 3:00pm Sebastian Conelli Sold Out