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 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 18th, 2019, 3:30pm Aaron Jackson Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:15-6:15pm Jun 19th, 2019, 3:15pm Jessica Morgan Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 20th, 2019, 3:30pm Eric Gersen Sold Out
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 22nd, 2019, 3:30pm Maritza MontaƱez Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm Jun 24th, 2019, 3:00pm Erik Tanouye Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 12-3pm Jun 25th, 2019, 12:00pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jul 1st, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 6-9pm Jul 1st, 2019, 6:00pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Jul 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 7th, 2019, 11:30am Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jul 9th, 2019, 3:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm Jul 10th, 2019, 7:00pm Corin C Wells Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jul 15th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm Jul 16th, 2019, 6:30pm Ben Rameaka Course Details
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 21st, 2019, 11:30am Matt Dennie Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm Jul 31st, 2019, 12:00pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Aug 1st, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Aug 12th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Aug 13th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin Sold Out
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Aug 19th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Sep 16th, 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 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Jun 24th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm Jun 28th, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm Jun 29th, 2019, 12:00pm Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm Jul 21st, 2019, 3:00pm Matt Dennie Sold Out
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Sold Out
Improv 201 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Aug 17th, 2019, 3:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin 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 3-6pm Jun 18th, 2019, 3:00pm Lou Gonzalez Sold Out
Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jun 25th, 2019, 3:30pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm Jul 8th, 2019, 7:00pm Sean Casey Course Details
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Jul 11th, 2019, 7:00pm Christopher A Scott Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Jul 31st, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis 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 Tuesdays 7-10pm Jun 25th, 2019, 7:00pm Jeremy Bent Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Jun 30th, 2019, 6:30pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 401 Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Jul 16th, 2019, 12:15pm Joey Price Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Jul 18th, 2019, 6:45pm Joey Price Course Details
Improv 401 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Jul 24th, 2019, 6:30pm Alexandra Dickson Course Details
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Aug 15th, 2019, 6:30pm Caroline Fiona Martin 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 Jun 25th, 2019, 6:45pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Sundays 3-6pm Jul 7th, 2019, 3:00pm Sebastian Conelli Sold Out