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ImprovBoston Drop-In Workshops

 
Every weekend, we have engaging, action-packed drop-ins to match improvisers of all skill levels."

Never improvised before? Check out the 100% free I-2-I drop-in!

For general questions, please contact comedyschool@improvboston.com.

 

  • Intro to Improv (FREE)
  • YAP
  • StandUp
  • Schedule/Instructors

Intro to Improv (I-2-I)

Brand new to improv? This is where it all begins.

Ever see an improv show and think, "Man, that looks like fun?" It is. Come see for yourself. Every Saturday from 1-230PM, one of ImprovBoston's top instructors takes participants of every stripe through the basics of improv in a ridiculously fun, totally not scary, hands-on workshop.

This 100% FREE session (for ages 17+ only) is your gateway to the world of liberated creativity, boundless collaboration, enthusiastic support, joyous risk-taking, and unbridled laughter. We know you'll fall in love with improvisation. Come explore this unique art with New England's premiere comedy theater and comedy school: ImprovBoston.

Please feel free to drop in and join us to play, network, and learn.

TIME & PLACE

Saturdays from 1PM to 230PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

Intro to Improv drop-ins are FREE! (for ages 17+ only). You can reserve an Intro to Improv pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the day of the workshop. Our box office opens at 10am on Saturday. Spots can not be reserved over the phone and must be reserved in person at our box office.

ATTENDANCE

You're welcome to drop in on our free intro course twice. Hopefully by then, you're hooked! Sign up for a full 8-week class here and take your improv to the next level (101, to be precise).

SCHEDULE

Intro to Improv drop-ins are held almost every Saturday all year. To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following the ImprovBoston Comedy School on Twitter, which is updated weekly.

 

 

YAP

For those with at least 8 weeks of basic improv training.

Yes And Practice (YAP) is every Saturday afternoon from 3-5PM. It costs $15 and you can register in advance (there will be a few spots saved for purchase at the door). As always, YAP allows improvisers of varying experience levels to practice and expand on the skills learned in our Comedy School. We encourage our students and performers to get some extra stage time, sharpen their improv tools, and meet other improvisers for future collaboration. We are committed to giving time and place for new exploration of ideas and we hope that you enroll!

MARCH LINEUP:

March 3rd (HAROLD) - Group Games with Sara Teague
March 10th - Comedic Songwriting with Tyler Paterson
March 17th (MUSICAL IMPROV) - Saying Yes to Musical Offers with Nate Shaffer
March 24th - Sketch Writing - Pitch to Page with Laura Clark
March 31st - Body, Face and Space with Matt Bistany

TIME & PLACE

Saturdays from 3PM to 5PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

The cost is $15 and you can register in advance. We reserve some spots for purchase at the door, too.

PREREQUISITE

YAP is open to any of our current or past students that have completed our Improv 101 class or above. Brand new to improv? Check out our FREE Intro to Improv Drop-In on Saturdays from 1-3PM

SCHEDULE

YAP is held every Saturday year-round (unless otherwise noted). To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following the ImprovBoston Comedy School on Twitter, which is updated weekly.

 

 

StandUp Drop-Ins

You’ve got new material. You want some expert feedback from some of the best comics in New England. You’ve come to the right place. Every month, a rotating roster of professional standups watch your set and help hone both your writing and delivery. Open to comics who have completed at least Intro to StandUp or have more than a year’s worth of consistent standup performing experience, the Drop-In is an affordable, supportive creative check-in whenever you need it. Got a couple new jokes you want to polish? Come to the Drop-In. Got some old material you want to breathe new life into? Come to the Drop-In. Feeling like you’ve hit a creative wall in your standup? Come to the Drop-In. Each month features a new instructor, so be sure to check the line-up and inject some veteran comedy insight into your set.

TIME & PLACE

The first Wednesday of each month from 830PM to 10PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA

COST

StandUp Drop-Ins are $10 per session (for ages 17+ only). You can purchase a StandUp Drop-In pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the night of the workshop. Our box office opens at 630PM on Wednesday. Spots can not be reserved over the phone and must be reserved in person at our box office.

PREREQUISITE

StandUp Drop-Ins are open to any of our current or past students that have completed our Intro to StandUp class or anyone that has at least one year of experience preforming standup.

SCHEDULE

StandUp Drop-Ins are held every first Wednesday of the month. To get the latest scheduling updates, we recommend following the ImprovBoston Comedy School on Twitter, which is updated weekly.

 

 

INSTRUCTORS & COACHES

A variety of instructors from ImprovBoston's Comedy School and comedians from ImprovBoston and the Greater Boston area provide their unique guidance, allowing the group to experience a variety of perspectives.

Here is our upcoming schedule of instructors (Scroll down to see each specific Drop-In):

Intro to Improv (I-2-I)

  • February 3: Danny Balel
  • February 10: Ben Walsh
  • February 17: Adam Mastrioanni
  • February 24: Ben Walsh


  • YAP

    • February 3: Danny Balel
    • February 10: Ben Walsh
    • February 17: Adam Mastrioanni
    • February 24: Ben Walsh


    • StandUp Drop-In

      • January 3: TBD
      • February 7: TBD
      • March 7: TBD
      • April 4: TBD
      • May 2: TBD
      • June 6: TBD