Level 1: Intro to Improv


Level 1: Intro to Improv


Jump in with our introductory classes!

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About these classes:

The best place to start learning improvised comedy. Here, we’ll learn how to be spontaneous, trust and listen to one another, and perform confidently at the top of your intelligence. This is where we’ll learn how having fun and being radically excellent with one another can make funny happen.

This is a great course for anyone looking to jump in to improvised comedy. You don’t have to be a comedian! Improv is personal skills, professional skills, and funny skills all wrapped up in one.

At the end of the term you’ll even have an opportunity to perform with your newly-formed troupe!

Our classes are taught by Jay Overington and Jaleesa Maher. They’ve both studied at major theatres in North America and they’ll be swell, excellent stewards on your improvisational journey.

Only the Human places a high value on community, diversity and inclusion. We endeavour to create a safe space where people can explore comedy without fear of oppression or discrimination. Women, people of colour, non-binary, disabled and other folk are highly encouraged to take our classes.

The details:

Dates: Classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks, starting on the 27th of February and running until the 17th of April.
Times: Classes run for 2 hours, from 7:00 - 9:00pm.
Where: Location TBA, but it will be somewhere central.



Whoa! That's a big commitment. Can I try Improv out first?

Yes! We're running a crash course during FRINGE WORLD so you can figure out whether or not improv is for you. You’re also encouraged to come to Fringe For All: An Improv Show, where you can have a crack at improv and see how it makes your funny bones feel.

Additionally, provided we don't pre-sell all available class spaces, you also have the option to purchase the first session for $25 cash each before committing to the full term, and if you do commit for the full term we'll deduct this from the price.

Why should I do Improv over pottery making, Netflix binging, or macrame?

We think all those things are great. It's peak TV! However, Improv is a uniquely social experience and a great opportunity to make new friends and push your boundaries. People far smarter than us have written about how improv is great for improving workplace skillsreducing anxiety, and even democracy. George Bernard Shaw quipped that that ‘All progress depends on the unreasonable person.' We're inclined to agree.