Improv comedy was born when a procrastinating Shakespeare forced his actors to wing the last two acts of the original production of King Lear, with hilarious results. Embrace spontaneity with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for two tickets to an improv show (up to a $20 value)
- $39 for admission for a group of 10 to an improv show (up to a $100 value)
- $29 for two Intro to Improv drop-in classes (a $60 value)
- $39 for four Intro to Improv drop-in classes (a $120 value)
Shake up your regular routine by attending an improv show or plan your infiltration into Pan's secret comedy society by taking part in the theater's Intro to Improv drop-in classes. This two-hour whirlwind tutorial caters to both the busy and noncommittal by packing one evening with the optimal amount of uproarious, think-on-your-feet games as well as general human-to-human interaction. Classes are currently scheduled on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Pan Theater is an East Bay improv theater and acting school that hosts gut-busting shows from teams culled from its professional training center. Performers entreat audiences for the evening’s theme during shows on Friday and Saturday nights, inciting laugh riots with unscripted scenes that will never be seen again.
The theater's improv acting classes cycle through intense scene work and the emotion-based exercises of Sanford Meisner, a revered acting instructor and forgettable squash player. Four times a year, a free sample improv class shepherds students through the basics of improv with introductory games including Sound Ball and Zip Zap Zop.