Classes in Chicago

Ensemble 3 - ORGANIC IMPROV

ORGANIC - It's more than a word frequently used at Whole Foods

We use the word "organic" all the time in improv, but what does it really mean? Get ready to find out in this level and to reap the benefits.

Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from Ensemble 2 and above. This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den.

Ensemble 4 - EXPLORING, HEIGHTENING, AND OVERALL TIGHTENING

This level is all about the little things that end up having a big impact on your stage work. Get ready to dig into the minutiae and to discover the next layer of your piece. 

Each week, the class is followed by a show involving students from Ensemble 2 and above. This class is based on curriculum developed at the Chicago Improv Den.

Stand-up

Would you like to give stand-up comedy a try?
- Analyze different comedic styles used by top comedians
- Start to build you own set list through various writing exercises
- Learn how to deliver your jokes on stage
- Prepare for the unusual circumstances that can happen during stand-up

This class culminates in a final performance after the last class.

Laugh Out Loud Academy

The Laugh Out Loud Academy is a home for improv artists to take their craft to the next level.

Have you hit a plateau?

Do your scenes/rehearsals/shows feel like more of the same?

Do you want to take your hard-earned improv skills in a new direction?

Mastery takes practice.

The Laugh Out Loud Academy will push you to take creative risks and explore your comedic voice. With courses in long form, video production, coaching, and more, you can hone your abilities and further your training.

Most of our programs have a performance element because more stage time means one more step towards excellence in performance.