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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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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Hone your skills as a stand-up comic in an exciting hands-on workshop designed for both the absolute beginner as well as those already showcasing around town. The class culminates with a graduation show at the Comedy Store, the World Famous Improv Comedy Club or another venue.  Learn all the techniques the pros use for joke writing, finding your comic personae and POV, and making the best choices for connecting with an audience. Also, gain...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

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.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 11am–1pm Eastern Time

ONLINE Fun with Improv class

Fun w Improv. Improv Now. @ Online Classroom, New York, NY

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!

Thursday Dec 14th, 8–10pm Eastern Time

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On-Camera Commercial Improv with Stacy Gallo

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Don't miss this new online class! Working with TOP Commercial CD Stacy Gallo, you'll fine tune your on-camera-commercial audition skills in a fun and relaxed virtual environment. Many students from her previous classes have been called in and BOOKED National network spots as well as been signed with TOP NY Agencies! EVENT OVERVIEW: The 3-week class is recommended for actors who feel comfortable reading commercial copy, are freelancing, getting...

Tuesday Jan 16th, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

2-Hour Group Evaluation - Zoom

Edge Studio Voice Over

Begin with a Group Evaluation Class, and then review a Personalized Plan, Train, Receive Guidance along the way, and 3 industry Guides. The evaluation class is is the most recognized class for people starting or exploring Voice Over – perfect if you’re new to VO and want to find out if it’s for you – and what steps you should take. The evaluation is honest, the personalized plan is practical. We’re here to help. And that’s why this...

Monday Dec 11th, 6–8pm Eastern Time


Beginners Acting I: The Basics

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

This class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Online 2-Week VO & On-Camera Intensive with Top NYC Casting Director Barry Shapiro

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Take your acting skills to the next level with a two-week intensive led by top NYC casting director Barry Shapiro. Join this live, interactive online class to perform and get feedback from the industry expert. Enhance your on-camera and voiceover skills and gain insights from casting commercials for global brands.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Actor's Improv Studio @ 10707 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Our Improv Class focuses on Improv as a tool for people to learn to trust their creative instincts, be spontaneous and make strong choices, whether auditioning on camera, in the v.o. booth, on stage or tv. These are great classes for people who want to learn how to improvise and access their creativity.

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Improv Level 1

The Miles Stroth Workshop @ 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA

Discover your comedic voice and gain confidence in this immersive improv course at The Miles Stroth Workshop. Learn to react authentically and stay "out of your head" while improvising with honesty and freedom. Join us for a transformative experience in a safe and vaccinated environment.

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8 sessions

Thursday Night Improv

Actor's Improv Studio @ 10707 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

In this class, you will learn the rules and guidelines of improvisation in order to develop a solid foundation to build upon.  Learn to make smart/bold choices! The Thursday night class is especially designed for people who are not actors. If you've ever wanted to learn to improvise For Fun, For Work, of For Self Confidence, this is the class for you!! You don't have to be an actor to gain the benefits of Improv training!...

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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.

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2 sessions

Comedy 4 Teens 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. 

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4 sessions

One Month Improv

Actor's Improv Studio @ 10707 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Our classes are geared for improvisers of all levels and for all sorts of people – not just actors! Although our classes are aimed towards helping actors and performers take their skills to the next level and find more work, we believe that improv will improve anyone’s creative abilities and flexibility. Our students agree - come find out why we're called the best kept secret of improv classes in the Los Angeles area! Our Improv Class focuses...

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4 sessions

ONLINE Improv Comedy 4 Teens


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...

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4 sessions

Intermediate Improv for Personal Development

West Los Angeles College @ Online via Zoom, Los Angeles, CA

Already have improv experience under your belt and ready for more? Join Matthew and continue to whittle your inner critic as you develop even more comfortability expressing yourself. Practice exercises designed to focus your mind on the meaningful cues that help you think on your feet, respond, and converse.  Learn why honing listening skills is critical to fully understanding questions before you reply. Think in the moment at a high level...

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5 sessions

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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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