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 Saturdays 12-3pm Aug 24th, 2019, 12:00pm Caroline Fiona Martin Course Details
Improv 101 Tues-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 12-3pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 12:00pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 3:30pm Patrick Clair Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 7:00pm Christopher A Scott Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 3:15-6:15pm Sep 4th, 2019, 3:15pm Jessica Morgan Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Sep 5th, 2019, 6:45pm Morgan Phillips Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Sep 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 8th, 2019, 11:30am Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 5:30-8:30pm Sep 9th, 2019, 5:30pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Sep 9th, 2019, 7:00pm Sebastian Conelli Sold Out
Improv 101 Tuesdays 2-5pm Sep 10th, 2019, 2:00pm Alexandra Dickson Course Details
Improv 101 Tuesdays 6-9pm Sep 10th, 2019, 6:00pm Ben Rameaka Sold Out
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm Sep 11th, 2019, 12:00pm Patrick Clair Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 12th, 2019, 3:30pm Eric Gersen Course Details
Improv 101 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 14th, 2019, 3:30pm Maritza MontaƱez Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Sep 16th, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Sep 16th, 2019, 7:00pm Devin Ritchie Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm Sep 25th, 2019, 12:00pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Sep 25th, 2019, 6:45pm Erik Tanouye Sold Out
Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 26th, 2019, 3:30pm Johnna Scrabis Course Details
Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm Oct 3rd, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm Oct 7th, 2019, 7:00pm Alex French Course Details
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 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 Tues-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 201 Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-3:15pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 12:15pm Joey Price Sold Out
Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm Sep 4th, 2019, 6:45pm Sean Casey Sold Out
Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm Sep 6th, 2019, 3:00pm Morgan Phillips Course Details
Improv 201 Saturdays 12-3pm Sep 7th, 2019, 12:00pm Dave Murray Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm Sep 10th, 2019, 6:45pm Jessica Morgan Sold Out
Improv 201 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Sep 15th, 2019, 11:30am Nicole Drespel Sold Out
Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm Oct 15th, 2019, 3:00pm Erik Tanouye Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Oct 21st, 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 3:30-6:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 3:30pm John William Timothy Course Details
Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm Sep 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Christopher A Scott Sold Out
Improv 301 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 8th, 2019, 6:30pm Alex French Course Details
Improv 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Sep 25th, 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 3:30-6:30pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 3:30pm Zack Willis Course Details
Improv 401 Tuesdays 6-9pm Sep 3rd, 2019, 6:00pm Anthony Apruzzese Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Sep 5th, 2019, 7:00pm Johnna Scrabis Sold Out
Improv 401 Sundays 3-6pm Sep 8th, 2019, 3:00pm Nicole Drespel Sold Out
Improv 401 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 12th, 2019, 6:30pm Joey Price Sold Out
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 Aug 20th, 2019, 6:45pm Zack Willis Sold Out
Advanced Study Improv Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Sep 5th, 2019, 6:30pm Alexandra Dickson Sold Out
Advanced Study Harold Sundays 3-6pm Sep 8th, 2019, 3:00pm Sebastian Conelli Sold Out