What You'll Get
- $99 for a level-one improv class ($260 value)
Taught by seasoned improvisers, classes meet once a week for two hours to introduce newbies to the fundamentals of impromptu comedy. Level-one classes focus on scene work, with pupils developing their understanding of dramatic and comedic structure with a partner and in groups. Check out available class times here.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Registration required. Classes subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be 18+ years old. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Improv Asylum
Most actors get dressed in a dressing room. The performers of Improv Asylum got dressed in a non-working elevator shaft. Then known as Rock Hard Improv, the comic trio lost their home when the ramshackle venue kicked them out in favor of hosting musical acts instead. The decision inspired them to take the plunge and open their own dedicated improv space.
Now 14 years into their noble experiment, the team hosts raucous, unscripted shows for their adoring fans. Main stage performances feature the Asylum's most seasoned funny people in 90-minute comedy bonanzas that thrive on games, scenes, and audiences who yell the first suggestion that pops into their mind. House team shows give students the chance to hone their chops, and the midnight special Raunch encourages performers to mine for the filthiest of comedy gold and the rottenest of banana peels.
Those interested in developing their own comedic instincts can avail themselves of the Asylum's eight-week classes. Spread over six levels, these sessions take neophytes from the basics of building improvised scenes to the construction of an original revue, performed for the public and the resident hermit who lives in the vents.