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Unleash your creativity and sharpen your comedic skills with a wide range of improv classes in Los Angeles. Learn the art of spontaneous comedy, boost your confidence, and build valuable teamwork and communication skills.

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Acting for Adults

The Actors Circle @ 11282 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Unleash your creative potential and develop your acting skills with our comprehensive curriculum at The Actors Circle. From scene study to character development, our classes for adults offer a dynamic and supportive environment where you can explore various techniques and build a strong foundation in acting. Join us and discover your unique way to shine on stage and screen.

(34) All levels 17 and older
$54
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Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

Kissin Improv

Learn the art of improv from one of the country's most experienced performers at Kissin Improv. Gain valuable skills for presentations, public speaking, and social situations while having a great time. All levels are welcome, with personalized instruction from a renowned master of improvisation.

(67) All levels 16 and older
$99
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ONLINE Fun with Improv

Fun w Improv. Improv Now. @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock your creativity and boost your confidence with an exciting and interactive course that will transform your public speaking skills. Join us at Fun w Improv. Improv Now. and discover the joy of improv, whether you're an actor, a newbie, or simply looking for a fun and engaging experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your potential!

(45) All levels 16 and older
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Explore Improv & Storytelling Private Group Events

Explore private group events and team building activities ranging from cooking to art, escape rooms, trivia, and more

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Musical Improv - Accompanied by a Professional Pianist

Kissin Improv

Unleash your inner musician and comedic genius in this dynamic class where you'll craft hilarious lyrics and melodies on the fly. With guidance from a seasoned pianist, explore a variety of techniques including rhyming, narrative approaches, and song structure, culminating in the ability to improvise entire musicals from scratch. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a novice, join us for a fun-filled journey into the world of musical improv!

(67) All levels 16 and older
$60
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On-Camera Commercial Improv with Stacy Gallo

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Learn how to fine-tune your on-camera-commercial audition skills in a fun and relaxed virtual environment with top commercial casting director Stacy Gallo. Previous students have booked national network spots and signed with top NY agencies. Don't miss this new online class at Actors Connection New York!

(324) Advanced 18 and older
$249

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Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your spontaneity and wit in a dynamic environment where creativity knows no bounds. Join us to explore the art of improvisational comedy and hone your comedic timing, all while enjoying a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Sharpen your comedic chops and discover the joy of thinking on your feet.

(790) Beginner 18 and older
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$129

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Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Advanced)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your spontaneity and wit in a dynamic improvisational comedy workshop that will sharpen your comedic timing and creativity. Dive into the world of comedic improvisation with seasoned instructors who will push your skills to new heights. Embrace the unpredictable and hone your ability to think on your feet in this exhilarating course.

(790) Advanced 18 and older
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Improv + Communication Skills for Women

The Engaging Educator @ 704 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

Looking for your voice? Start to find it with us. As women, we tend to find ourselves overthinking and trapped in our heads, focusing in on how we ‘should’ sound, what a strong communicator looks like, what answer would be perceived as the best one. And the best one often is, be you. In this class, we’ll take improv-based and public speaking activities to the next level and apply them to communication – whether that’s interpersonal impromptu...

(401) All levels 18 and older
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Improv: Beginning - Level 1

DBA Flappers University @ 3435 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

This fun, high energy class will teach you the basics of improv comedy. You will learn how to be fully present in the moment, think on your feet, and work together with others to create your scenes from a suggestion. This class is an excellent confidence builder and aids in trusting yourself as well as your choices. You will leave the course with a new-found appreciation for yourself, and feel more relaxed and comfortable in any stage, audition,...

(38) Beginner 18 and older
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$125

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Comedy 4 Teens improv++

New York Improv Theatre (8 Improv)

HAVE FUN BUT NEVER AT ANOTHER's EXPENSE!  Our classes for teens include both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. 

(73) All levels 16 - 19 years old
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$75

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Comedy Improv

Mt. San Antonio College @ 4200 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

It's not just for actors anymore! Explore your love of Improv and discover what it can do to enhance your social and business interactions. Using comedy improve games and a few effective guidelines, you will develop the ability to quickly come up with great responses and the confidence to use them.

(83) All levels 18 and older
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$67

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Commercials, Improv, Acting and Filming

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

In a high-energy course that has it all, learn what you need to know about the TV commercial process. We’ll cover how to read copy and cue cards, how to get an agent, what kind of pictures you need, and how to build your resume. We’ll also develop your abilities at improv—a skill that’s become critically important in today’s auditions—and review the acting basics that can be used in all areas of the Industry. At our final class, we’ll...

(513) All levels 18 and older
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$89

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The Laughing Warrior

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

Self awareness meets comic relief as you explore--through laughter and fun--how to break down your fears and open your mind to taking risks. Help those negative thought patterns disappear and let your authentic self emerge.Various improvisational exercises will lead individuals to learn to forgive, find love for yourself, examine your values, and create the life you truly want. Emerge as the warrior you were meant to be: laughing! Note: This class...

(513) Beginner 18 and older
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$99

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Improv 101

The Acting Center

Let’s face it. Improv is required on many casting notices these days — dramatic and comedic. Do you have the confidence and skills to deliver? Let us help you get ready. Improvisation is a powerful and important skill every actor should have. Even if you’ve thrived in other classes, you’ll take your skills to a whole new level in our improv classes. There will be an improv show at the end of these classes where you can invite your friends...

All levels 18 and older
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Online Comedy 4 Teens

New York Improv Theatre (8 Improv)

Each 60 minutes of class is dedicated to playing Improv Games. While having a ton of fun, sharing much needed laughs and building self-confidence, students develop creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, listening, focus and team skills. At the end of class we invite students to share original stories of experience, observation and/or fiction. This is optional for our drop in students. over time, our regular students craft original...

(73) All levels 13 - 17 years old
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$75

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Online Improv Comedy 4 Teens

New York Improv Theatre (8 Improv)

Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius! Improv Comedy Jam session includes playing a number of our games and smaller scene games. Each session runs 50+ minutes.  Regular students invited to showcases, online for now. We look forward to returning to our Times Square training center soon. Our #1 rule Have Fun but never at another's expense.  Improv #1 rule YES AND.... (Always support...

(73) All levels 13 - 17 years old
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$75

4 sessions

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Zen-prov! Improv Classes

Zen-prov! Improv Classes

Unleash your creativity, boost confidence, and enhance communication skills through experiential improv games and mindfulness practices in this engaging group class. Dive into the present moment, challenge your inner-critic, and connect authentically with others in a supportive environment. Join us in the Culver City area for a transformative journey of personal growth and self-discovery.

All levels 14 and older
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$450

5 sessions

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The Stand-Up Spring Workshop

The Stand-Up Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll create a unique and powerful act based on your real life experiences. You’ll learn where to look for the best material, and you’ll be guided through the process of crafting that material into a 5 minute set that will blow people away. If you’ve been writing down joke ideas all your life, or if you’ve just been told you’re a funny person, the workshop teaches how to make your own brand of humor relatable to every...

All levels 18 and older
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The Stand-Up Workshop

The Stand-Up Workshop @ 10820 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

In this workshop, you’ll create a unique and powerful act based on your real life experiences. You’ll learn where to look for the best material, and you’ll be guided through the process of crafting that material into a 5 minute set that will blow people away. If you’ve been writing down joke ideas all your life, or if you’ve just been told you’re a funny person, the workshop teaches how to make your own brand of humor relatable to every...

All levels 18 and older
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$399

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IMPROV: Intermediate - Level 4

DBA Flappers University @ 3435 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

This class, designed for more experienced improv students, is a chance to work with the Skovprov Players Improv Group at the legendary LA Comedy Connection Theatre in Burbank, in association with Flappers Comedy Clubs. This is an ongoing class, which delves into all phases of improv including short form, long form, dramatic improv and Spolin games, as well as development of original characters using Chekov and Method acting approaches, and space...

(38) Intermediate 18 and older
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Reviews for Improv Classes in Los Angeles

Improv Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.4 stars based on 2,368 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Nathalie F. on 2/27/2023
    This improv class was great and a lot of fun! Mike the instructor was very experienced, explained things well, and made class comfortable for beginners like myself. Class was relaxed and friendly. No experience or acting interest necessary. Would definitely recommend it.
  • Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

    Reviewed by jessica d. on 9/9/2022
    I had a lot of fun making my wall hanging! It was a great way to spend a weeknight and I am planning to decorate my home with my creation.
  • Acting for Adults

    Reviewed by Laurie F. on 3/9/2021
    I was so nervous going into this class as a complete novice. Within minutes, I felt at home. Both the instructor (especially the instructor) and the other classmates were warm, non-judgmental, and open. I felt energized as a person and informed as a performer. Needless to say, I have already signed up for the same class next week! 10 stars if I could! Thank you!
  • Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

    Anonymous review on 12/19/2019
    Carl is a very generous, fun and kind teacher. This was my very first improv class and he made it an experience I want to repeat! I learned alot in one class thanks to his dedication to the art. Thank you Carl! Geneviève
  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Kayla H. on 7/25/2019
    Very patient and understanding teacher. Great demeanor for teaching and the class is down to earth. People from all walks of life are in it no pretenses, just having fun. Challenging but fun.
  • Improv: Beginning - Level 1

    Anonymous review on 7/24/2019
    Great improv class for being a first-timer. The class was easy-going and I had a fun time.
  • Acting for Adults

    Reviewed by Glenn J. on 6/4/2019
    I really enjoyed it I got a lot out of it. It was a great experience plus it was fun.
  • Acting for Adults

    Reviewed by Pavlina R. on 7/13/2017
    I was happy with the class. I think I need to improve my listening skills. Thank you.
  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Jack S. on 10/16/2016
    Lots of fun! Mike is a great instructor.
  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Katelyn A. on 2/7/2016
    The teacher Mike was really easy going- not intimidating at all. The rest of the class was really fun and it made for a very quick 2 hours! i wish the class was more than 4 days.

Discover the Best Improv Classes in Los Angeles

Improvisation theatre, also known as improv, is a popular form of theatre. It is spontaneous and oftentimes comedic. Without a script to go off, improv requires you to create a scene as it unfolds. This means you will be coming up with dialogue, actions, and a storyline as you work off your scene partners. There are some improv games, however, that determine the parameters of the scene beforehand, like the setting or situation. 

Records of performed improv date back to ancient Rome, at the Atellan Farce of 391 BC. At this event, performers wore masks and improvised the dialogue for pre-established characters. Improv continued to remain popular among street performers. Styles like improv games (short form), improv scenes (long form), and improvised plays (narrative form) emerged, and improv became cemented in the theatre and comedy scenes. 

Improv remains a popular form of live entertainment. Television shows were even created that centered around performing improv and became popular among the public, some of whom were previously unfamiliar with this performance style. Whether it’s performed in front of a large live audience or among friends, improv’s low barriers to entry have made it an accessible form of theatre. 

Why You Should Learn Improv in Los Angeles

If you have stage fright or are nervous speaking in front of large groups of people, improv might be the perfect activity to help you get over these fears. Improv is unplanned and scriptless, which means you need to think on your feet to keep the scene moving. This required you to rely on only yourself and your scene partner(s). After enough practice, you’ll become more comfortable and quick thinking on your feet. 

Improv will also familiarize you with failing in front of an audience. You may find that you don’t know how to continue a scene, whether it’s because you’re stuck on dialogue or on how to physically maneuver through the scene. It’s ok to fail at improv; in fact, it’s expected that you’ll fail every once in a while. You’ll be able to learn from the mistakes you make and move forward with that knowledge as you work to improve your improv and performance abilities. 

Improv is a creative outlet. Its spontaneous nature encourages you to use your imagination as you work to come up with an entertaining scene. When improvising, your brain relies more on its creative side. Additionally, improv helps reduce social anxiety. Once you become more accustomed to reacting to uncertain situations, your mind will begin to become more comfortable and less anxious in similar situations. 

In-Person Improv Classes in Los Angeles

With its storied history in theatre and film, Los Angeles is a great place to take in-person improv classes. The city is home to some of the most famous comedy clubs in the country. There are a few in-person improv class options available to you if you’re in the Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood offers beginner and intermediate-level improv classes. Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv is a beginner class that teaches the building blocks of comedic improv. Participants will work on improving their communication and teamwork skills through games, exercises, and scene work. You will leave the class with improved skills that can be used in work or social situations. The level-two version of this class focuses on the same skills in an intermediate style. 

If you’re located in Burbank, California you can take Intro to Stand Up Comedy, a class offered by DBA Flappers University. This stand-up-focused class goes over the improv skills required in stand-up. 

There are other improv courses offered throughout the year in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Check back to CourseHorse periodically to see what new and returning in-person improv classes are offered. 

Virtual Improv Classes 

In-person improv classes are led by experienced instructors who can offer direct feedback and detailed demonstrations to participants. These classes also offer a great environment to socialize and share tips and techniques with others interested in improv. 

However, in-person classes may not always be available to you due to location or schedule. If that’s the case, you can look into virtual improv classes. These classes are an option for anyone who can’t take in-person improv classes and would like to learn remotely from their choice of location with an internet connection. There are a few choices of online improv classes available for you to take on CourseHorse. 

Kissin Improv hosts Improvise, Socialize, Revitalize online for beginners. In this one-hour session, you and other remote learners will practice the principles of improv. If you enjoy this class but would like to work toward mastering these techniques, you can sign up for the four-session class. These classes are great for meeting others in a fun and energetic environment. 

CourseHorse regularly updates with new and returning improv classes. If none of the above options interest you, check back on CourseHorse frequently to see what other classes are being offered. 

Private Group Improv Classes in Los Angeles

Are you interested in scheduling an improv class for your business or organization as a fun team-building activity? If so, check out the private group improv classes CourseHorse can deliver to you and your group. 

CourseHorse offers small and larger group workshops focused on using improv to improve teamwork skills. In these workshops, your group will work on improving your listening skills and collaboration as you go through improv games and exercises. The Team-Building Improv Workshop can accommodate up to 40 people and the Corporate Improv Workshop can accommodate up to 20 people. These classes are also great for encouraging socialization among your team. 

If your group has an interest in stand-up comedy and would like to improve their public speaking skills, you can also sign up for CourseHorse online Public Speaking through Stand-up class. A comedian will lead your group through joke writing while encouraging collaboration between participants. 

If your group has interests that aren’t covered by these classes, you can reach out to CourseHorse for help in finding or creating a class perfect for your interests and needs through the form on their website. You’ll be able to discuss group sizes as well to help determine what class would best accommodate your team. 

There are no booking fees when using CourseHorse, and you can cancel your class for free up to two weeks before it is scheduled. CourseHorse supports several online video conference platforms, but they recommend using Zoom for their classes.

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