About Our Training and Classes

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At Curious Comedy, we believe comedy is a craft. A craft that can be learned with practice and patience and a little bit of humility.

We're not here to find out if you are funny or not. At Curious Comedy, you'll develop the skills to hone your unique voice, to create in collaboration with others, to speak boldly, listen earnestly, to tell new stories and to be truly present. All in pursuit of our primary goal—to leave each class better than when we started it.

Did we mention that we’re also having a ton of fun?

Feeling CURIOUS? Come join us!

Why take improv classes?

Improv classes can make you a better artist

Whether you want to be a performer on stage or to develop a deeper understanding of your creative process for non-performing arts.

Improv classes teach vital life skills that can improve your relationships with others and with yourself

At work, at home, and in your community. Among many other essential tools, you will learn to be a better listener, communicator, and team player. Improv can also build confidence for public speaking and help you to think much faster on your feet.

Improv classes are a great way to make friends and to have fun!

Making friends is hard, especially as an adult. Improv classes are a way to connect with other people in a joyful and playful way.

Why Take Improv Classes at Curious?

At Curious Comedy, we believe that learning a craft like improvisation is all about the pursuit of both EXCELLENCE and JOY. Sometimes, people can focus on excellence at the expense of joy. We believe that if we aren’t having fun, why are we doing it? It’s comedy after all! At the same time, if we just want to have fun without challenging ourselves, we don’t necessarily grow or learn. We aim to help you develop as an improviser while still having loads of fun!

For our training center, we take the best from each of the most established improv training centers (Second City, iO, Annoyance, TheatreSports, UCB, ComedySportz, and more) and put them together in a thoughtfully designed curriculum to develop your skills from beginner to advanced improviser in a six-level program. Our teachers are trained performers and teachers who perform regularly on our stages.

Beginning Levels

Level One will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of improvisation. Level Two will put those fundamentals to practice in two-person scenes, the most basic and important building block in improvised theater.

Intermediate Levels

When you get to the C.O.R.E. portion of the training center, you will work on individual skills to make those muscles strong. By focusing on skill building in the middle of your training center experience, we help prevent that intermediate plateau – when you understand the concepts, but struggle to do them all at once. This way, you can focus on one or two things at a time, and see your progress clearly as you go.

Advanced Levels

By the time you arrive in the advanced module, you will be ready to put the pieces together in Advanced Scenework and graduate to learning long form formats and working as a team to create performances.

Still have questions? Please contact our Director of Education - skelly@curiouscomedy.org and they will get you all the information you need!