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Laugh with us Thursdays through Saturdays! Our talented cast and special guests create hilarious improvised comedy based on your suggestions. Admission restricted to 21 and up, sorry kids!

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See the full schedule for weekly guests, featured shows, and details about our “house team” shows.

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IMPROV CLASSES

Laugh, learn, and play with the largest and most supportive improv school on the planet! We’ve helped over 800 people (and counting) find more joy in their lives with our 6 levels of classes and lots of great workshops, electives, drop-ins, and student shows.


Beautiful, Freeing, Expressive…

Improv puts you in a place where there are no scripts and no pre planned stories. It is a beautiful freeing expressive act that will put you into a very childlike state, free to be.  You will soon realize that there is no better place to figure out life at.

Jessica Farber

2017-06-19T11:05:34-08:00

Jessica Farber

Improv puts you in a place where there are no scripts and no pre planned stories. It is a beautiful freeing expressive act that will put you into a very childlike state, free to be.  You will soon realize that there is no better place to figure out life at.

Improv recharges my “life battery…”

FCI has become more than a class, theatre, or an institution for me. This little community is part of me now, part of my life, and my family.  It makes my life better and recharges my life battery every weekend.

Amir Razeghi

2017-06-19T11:07:57-08:00

Amir Razeghi

FCI has become more than a class, theatre, or an institution for me. This little community is part of me now, part of my life, and my family.  It makes my life better and recharges my life battery every weekend.

What we learn in improv carries over into real life, too.

I didn't know what to think about it after my first few classes, but I'm really liking it, and seeing how it improves my confidence. Besides making new friends and having fun, I'm also learning how to stretch my comfort zone, think on my feet, stay present, and build relationships.

Tommie Mooney

2017-06-19T11:11:31-08:00

Tommie Mooney

I didn't know what to think about it after my first few classes, but I'm really liking it, and seeing how it improves my confidence. Besides making new friends and having fun, I'm also learning how to stretch my comfort zone, think on my feet, stay present, and build relationships.

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made

I was going through a divorce and realized that I could look at this as an opportunity to make a huge change to bettering myself and my life... Love, joy, friends, fun, teamwork,  self-improvement, community, wild opportunities...all because of improv!

Amy Nicole

2014-08-26T11:23:38-08:00

Amy Nicole

My life was changing, and improv helped me find self improvement, fun, and a family.

Feels like home.

Finest City Improv will feel so much like home that you'll want to come here every single day of your life! What I found was THE BEST possible experience you can have in San Diego and I would recommend taking a class no matter who you are and what you do.

Mark L.

2016-02-05T12:26:06-08:00

Mark L.

Finest City fosters a chill, non-judgmental environment where you can truly have the most fun you have ever had and laugh hardest you've ever laughed.

courageous, spontaneous, and comfortable

I started improv to laugh more and to help me socially - I didn't know anyone in San Diego so a reason certainly was to meet people and become part of the community. Improv still scares me, but everyday when I think about how far I've come and how many more risks I take. Plus I do laugh a lot more.

Niki K.

2016-02-05T15:32:14-08:00

Niki K.

I really did it to challenge myself and to do something totally outside of my comfort zone. I'm finally a person on the stage performing instead of someone in the audience longing to be that "courageous, spontaneous, and comfortable with themselves."

We all became friends

It has been a joy to take your level 1 improv class! Thank you for teaching such a kick-ass improv class! It was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed it and I was amazed at how quickly we all became friends. FCI has what I have found to be essential to any art form - a performance space, great teachers, and a positive community.

Daniel Steinman

2014-10-13T11:39:56-08:00

Daniel Steinman

It has been a joy to take your level 1 improv class! Thank you for teaching such a kick-ass improv class! It was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed it. What a friendly, positive community the FCI crew have put together. I was amazed at how quickly we all became friends!

I am amazed


Every week I am amazed at what we create in class!  I look forward to class at FCI as a highlight of the week. If I miss a week, I go through Improv withdrawal.

Kel Copeland
Retired aerospace program manager

2019-06-24T12:04:50-08:00

Kel Copeland
Retired aerospace program manager

Every week I am amazed at what we create in class!  I look forward to class at FCI as a highlight of the week. If I miss a week, I go through Improv withdrawal.

Creative flood gate


Improv class opens the creative flood gate that spills over into all aspects of life!

Joshua Garcia
Software Consultant
2019-06-24T12:05:44-08:00
Joshua Garcia
Software Consultant
Improv class opens the creative flood gate that spills over into all aspects of life!

Non Stop Laughing

In Finest City Improv classes, I love the non-stop laughing, the fun people I meet, and the hilarious, compassionate instructors!
Heidi Breuer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies
2019-06-24T12:11:00-08:00
Heidi Breuer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies
In Finest City Improv classes, I love the non-stop laughing, the fun people I meet, and the hilarious, compassionate instructors!

Enriches My Soul


Improv classes at FCI have given me a community, self-confidence and in the cheesiest sense, enriched my soul. This should be #1 on everyone’s bucket list!

Anushree Singh

2019-06-24T12:11:33-08:00

Anushree Singh

Improv classes at FCI have given me a community, self-confidence and in the cheesiest sense, enriched my soul. This should be #1 on everyone’s bucket list!

10/10 would recommend!


Kevin is an amazing teacher! What I like best about his instruction is that not only did I learn so much as a performer but as a whole group we really grew closer and more skilled. 10/10 would recommend!

Maggie O.

2019-12-05T15:21:19-08:00

Maggie O.

Kevin is an amazing teacher! What I like best about his instruction is that not only did I learn so much as a performer but as a whole group we really grew closer and more skilled. 10/10 would recommend!

Also, it’s a hell of a lot of fun! 


Finest City Improv classes create such a welcoming environment for newcomers that it makes it a breeze to take that first step toward performing. Also, it's a hell of a lot of fun!

Steve M.

2019-12-05T15:40:07-08:00

Steve M.

Finest City Improv classes create such a welcoming environment for newcomers that it makes it a breeze to take that first step toward performing. Also, it's a hell of a lot of fun!

I feel much better since I started doing improv

Since the very first moment I started doing improv I fell in love with it. This is a great tool to build your confidence, learn how to listen and support others, develop your imagination and at the same time get some laughs! My life has a different color and I feel much better since I started doing improv, and on top of that, it's an amazing community!

Marta T., student

2019-09-13T16:37:41-08:00

Marta T., student

Since the very first moment I started doing improv I fell in love with it. This is a great tool to build your confidence, learn how to listen and support others, develop your imagination and at the same time get some laughs! My life has a different color and I feel much better since I started doing improv, and on top of that, it's an amazing community!

I simply love it!

This class help in many aspects of my life. I simply love it!

Jesus M., Level 1 Student

2019-09-13T16:39:41-08:00

Jesus M., Level 1 Student

This class help in many aspects of my life. I simply love it!

Everyone is equal and appreciated

The thing I love the most about FCI is that they include people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and nationalities! Everyone is equal and appreciated and improv is a positive uplifting activity.

Marguerite W., Graduate

2019-09-13T16:48:32-08:00

Marguerite W., Graduate

The thing I love the most about FCI is that they include people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and nationalities! Everyone is equal and appreciated and improv is a positive uplifting activity.

No better way to meet fun and interesting people

There is no better way to meet fun and interesting people than an improv class. Jump in, the rabbit hole is deep enough for everyone.

Carl D

2019-09-13T16:51:17-08:00

Carl D

There is no better way to meet fun and interesting people than an improv class. Jump in, the rabbit hole is deep enough for everyone.

It’s magic!

These guys are dedicated and committed to fostering and growing improv skills among the finest people in the "FINEST" city! Make yourself vulnerable, get in a class, overcome your fear and tap into your creativity! It's magic!

James L.

2017-09-24T10:06:00-08:00

James L.

These guys are dedicated and committed to fostering and growing improv skills among the finest people in the "FINEST" city! Make yourself vulnerable, get in a class, overcome your fear and tap into your creativity! It's magic!

corporate training and team building

IMPROV FOR BUSINESS

Improvisers work as a team to create incredible results under immense pressure. We listen, support, take risks, think creatively, and collaborate. Our business team specializes in working with leaders and organizations to improve team building, communication skills, and collaboration using the tools of improvisation. Our interactive keynote presentations and workshops are perfect for all-staff events to build a culture of “Yes! And…”


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