Online Classes

Intro Track Classes
Improv classes open to anyone at any time!

Improv for Beginners

A safe and fun introduction to improv. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basics from the comfort of your own home. Everyone will have a chance to participate.

1 session, $45. No prereq.

Improv Workshop A

Improv Workshop A takes beginning students through all the core principles of improv in a fun, safe environment. You’ll build self-confidence, develop your creativity, experiment, play, and make new friends from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary!

6 sessions, $310. No prereq.

Improv Workshop B

For students who’ve passed Improv Workshop A, Improv Workshop B gives students the chance to go further, gain confidence and keep learning in a safe, fun environment.

6 sessions, $310. Prereq: Passed Improv Workshop A

Core Track Classes
Improv classes for more experienced students or professional actors. (Audition required.)


Basic Improv introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced environment. Basic lays the foundation for The Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which each level above Basic (Intermediate and Advanced Improv) will build upon.

12 sessions, $525 ($375 for repeaters). Prereq: Passed audition.

Click here to schedule a free audition.


Intermediate Improv uses the skills developed in Basic to concentrate on scene work and the Groundlings signature style of character development in both improvisational scenes and monologues.

12 sessions, $525 ($375 for repeaters). Prereq: Passed Basic.


Advanced Improv focuses on continued character development as well as advanced improv scenework and technique, and culminates in a class show.

12 sessions, $525 ($375 for repeaters). Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

Sketch Writing Classes
No prerequisites for any sketch writing classes. 

Sketch Writing for Beginners

Learn the ABC’s of basic sketch writing. Turn your funny ideas into hilarious sketches. Screenplay software such as Final Draft, Celtx, or WriterDuet is required to participate in this class.

4 sessions, $170. Prereq: None.

Sketch Writing Workshop A

A 6-session deeper dive into sketch writing! Learn the difference between character and premise sketches, identifying beats, writing for your medium, and how to find material. Get experience and build confidence in your writing ability. For each class, students will write and submit sketches, and we will find the gold in whatever you create.

6 sessions, $300. Prereq: None.

Continued Sketch Writing

Already know the basics? Let’s go deeper! Bring in your sketches and get top quality notes to turn your own comedic sensibility into sketches you can be proud of. Screenplay software such as Final Draft, Celtx, or WriterDuet required. Students send a finished sketch to the instructor before the first class.

4 sessions, $170. Prereq: None.

Additional Online Specialty Classes

Intro to Song Improv

with Jim Wise

If you love to sing and love making up songs on the spot, this is the class for you! Join Groundling alum Jim Wise (and his guitar) for a fun session of song improv games and exercises.

1 session: Wednesday, December 9, 2 - 4:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.

Holiday Character Workout

with Phyllis Katz

A once-a-year Groundlings tradition, this fun one-day workshop focuses on games and exercises with a holiday theme. Bring your best characters to the proverbial grown ups table and share in the revelry!

1 session: Monday, December 14, 7 - 9:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.