UCB Improv 101 London Intensive: February 9-13th 2015

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The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Training Center is coming to the UK! We’ve loved our time flying to New York and studying at a world class improv comedy school and thought we’d bring some of that back to London. This isn’t just a workshop – this the chance to get a full level one with the UCB Training Center, from the comfort of London. 

We’re running a week long intensive from February 9-13th 2015. Classes are £350.


Email improv@c3something.com for details. 

About the UCB
The Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center is the only accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the US. Their highly trained faculty represents some of the best writers and performers working in comedy today. Over the past 15 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) have developed a unique unified curriculum that is constantly updated and improved by the best improvisers in the world. UCB Training Center teachers and alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, Key & Peele, 30 Rock, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Funny or Die, Happy Endings, The League, Children’s Hospital, and many other hit television shows and movies.

About the Course

Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows filmed at the UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Improv 101: Improv Basics
All experience levels start with Improv 101
Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm
Start Date
Mon February 9, 2015, 10:00 am
£350 /£315 early bird pricing

Important! This class will be taught by UCB Training Center instructors in London.

Students are required to see at least 2 videos of improvised shows at the UCB Theatre before the end of the course (supplied).

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, at a location in London.

Class Size: two classes of 16 students

Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable £20 from the instructors in class 1.

Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. There will be a class show on Saturday evening.


Ari Voukydis began performing improv, standup and sketch comedy in New York City back there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997 and has been teaching there for over ten years. Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let’s Have a Ball and Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show.

Betsy Stover has been with the UCBT in NYC since 1997, serving as an improviser, actor, writer, director, and coach. She’s been teaching isnce 2001. She’s been on numerous UCBT Harold teams including COWBOT, ICE-NINE, and DECOSTER; and in a million UCBT shows, including ASSSSCAT 3000, LET’S HAVE A BALL, and the two NYC SOUNDTRACKS LIVE shows directed by, respectively, Amy Poehler and David Wain.

John Murray started studying with the UCB in 2004. He currently is a member of the UCB House Team Death By Roo Roo. John is also a member of Stone Cold Fox, UCB’s first weekend sketch team that performs every Friday. He has appeared on NBC’s 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and numerous web videos for Cracked, LandlineTv and UCBComedy.

Anthony Atamanuik has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over twenty years and has been with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2002. Anthony has trained with Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Owen Burke, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney, Seth Morris and others. Anthony is currently performing with the critically acclaimed and award-winning weekend team Death by Roo Roo, he co-hosts ASSSSCAT 3000, and has even performed with C3467X.

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