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ComedySportz Improv Comedy Classes

Hey, you’ve seen the show. Now, it’s your turn to get up there and do it! Learn improv the ComedySportz way from the most experienced improv teachers in Philadelphia. Plus, it’s some of the most fun you’ll ever have in a class.

Over eight highly intensive yet extremely relaxed weeks, you’ll learn the basics of improvisation from our skilled professionals. You’ll develop a number of practical skills you can apply in almost any real-life situation, including creative problem-solving, quick-thinking skills, spontaneity, non-verbal communication, and having fun with strangers.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ComedySportz 00: Open House

Are you a Loyal Fan who’s always been interested in taking a ComedySportz class but not sure if it’s for you? Try the “ComedySportz Open House”. It’s a low cost, low pressure, low carb way to get up on your feet and play some ComedySportz-style improv games with our Artisitic Director Dave Jadico. And it’s 100% FREE! It’s the perfect introduction to the ComedySportz 101: Intro to Improv class.
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Improv 101 :: Introduction to Improv

This course introduces you to the skills of improvisation; developing basic verbal and physical communication skills by exploring spontaneity, active listening, risk-taking, story-telling, character development, and more. Learn how to improvise in a safe, non-judgmental environment where the laughter comes easy and fun is the name of the game. No prerequisite except a willingness for silliness.
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Improv 102 :: Introduction to Improv for Teens

This course introduces you to the skills of improvisation in a setting desgined specifically for teenage improvisers. Students will develop basic verbal and physical communication skills by exploring spontaneity, active listening, story-telling, character development, and teamwork skills which students can impliment in a variety of different mediums. Learn how to improvise in a safe, non-judgmental environment where the laughter comes easy and fun is the name of the game. No prerequisite except a willingness for silliness.
102 not offered this semester

Improv 201 :: Introduction to Scenework

This course introduces you to the building blocks of scenework, giving you the tools to create honest relationship-driven scenes on stage. A few of our most popular games will be used to strengthen your listening, character, and scene-building muscles as you become a stronger, faster more bionic improviser. Giggles, chuckles, and guffaws included in course fee. Prerequisite: CSz 101 (Intro to Improv) or permission of Education Director.
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Improv 203 :: Introduction to Long Form Improv

This course introduces you to the art of Long Form Improvisation. Introduction to Long Form builds on the basics of improv and focuses on longer and stronger scene work as defined by the creation and development of characters and the relationships between those characters as a primary focus. Prerequisite: Improv 201 or equivalent training.
203 not offered this semester

Improv 301 :: Advanced Improv

This class continues the study of successful scene-work and adds more and more ComedySportz gamez to your repetoire. An open class for an invited audience may be performed on the final day of class. Prequisite: ComedySportz Intermediate level or permission of Education Director.
301 not offered this semester

Improv 302 :: Intro to Musical Improv

Learn to add music to your improv—short-form or long. Accompanied by a live keyboardist, students will learn short-form singing games, as well as how to apply singing to scene-work. Solo, due and group numbers will all be covered! Don’t think you can sing? No problem! You’ll learn how wow an audience, even with an mediocre to average singing voice. At the end, show off your skills for family and friends. Prequisite: ComedySportz Intermediate level or permission of Education Director.
302 not offered this semester

Improv 401 :: Expert Improv

You’ve been through the advanced, now take the next step with Expert level. Refine your game even further and learn the basics of what makes a good show. Then, show off your stuff in ComedySportz match performed by students for an invited audience on the final day of class. Prequisite: ComedySportz Intermediate level or permission of Education Director.
401 not offered this semester

ComedySportz Master Class: Advanced Topics in Improv

This Master Class, a first for ComedySportz, is a unique opportunity to experience a wide variety of instructors and advanced topics in improv in one ten-week course. Each week will have a different focus, led by a different ComedySportz professional. Topics include advanced scene work, physical communication (mime), music and rap. The class culminates in a ComedySportz style show, which the class will plan using skills they’ve developed in this course. Guest instructors include Kelly Jennings, Mary Carpenter, Bobbi Block, Alli Soowal, Kristin Finger, Dave Jadico and others. Prerequisite: ComedySportz 401 (any session.)
Master Class not offered this semester.

General Info:

  • Check out our ComedySportz Class FAQ
  • Our staff of professional instructors have from 8 – 15 years of performing and teaching experience.
  • You’ll develop practical skills you can apply in almost any real-life situation.
  • The atmosphere of a ComedySportz class is nurturing and supportive.
  • You’ll make new friends
  • You’ll laugh. A lot.
  • All CSz students receive a discount card good for the entire semester that gets them into ComedySportz for $7.