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Laugh with us every Thursday through Sunday! Our talented cast and special guests create hilarious improvised comedy based on your suggestions.
Grab dinner and drink from our bar before, during, or after the shows!

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.


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+00:00

Amy Nicole

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

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+00:00

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!

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+00:00

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+00:00

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."

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+00:00

--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+00:00

--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+00:00

--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.

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+00:00

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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I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life!

"In just one workshop, I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life! They were transformed! “Yes And” thinking has become part of our lexicon and is the start for truly prosperous action.”

-Mary Morrissey, Life Mastery Institute

team building and creativity workshops
2015-08-20T13:52:29+00:00

-Mary Morrissey, Life Mastery Institute

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"In just one workshop, I saw my heart-based entrepreneurs’ creativity and imagination come to life! They were transformed! “Yes And” thinking has become part of our lexicon and is the start for truly prosperous action.”

Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none…

Finest City Improv managed to turn a group of attorneys into funny folks, as we improvised our way through challenges, bonding as a team along the way. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none, that he had ever attended for any organization.

Jan Rieger, Board Member, San Diego County Bar Foundation

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2014-06-27T14:43:39+00:00

Jan Rieger, Board Member, San Diego County Bar Foundation

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Finest City Improv managed to turn a group of attorneys into funny folks, as we improvised our way through challenges, bonding as a team along the way. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. Our president said it was the best retreat, bar none, that he had ever attended for any organization.

Important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion…

[The Finest City workshop was a] great way to use improv techniques to deliver important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion - I highly recommend.

Toby Richardson, VP, Informatics, Synthetic Genomics

team building and creativity workshops
2014-06-10T11:53:53+00:00

Toby Richardson, VP, Informatics, Synthetic Genomics

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[The Finest City workshop was a] great way to use improv techniques to deliver important communication lessons for the workplace in a fun and intuitive fashion - I highly recommend.

We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish.

We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. We loved the variety of exercises to get us all working together. It was exactly what we needed!

Tana Lorah, Kaiser Permanente

team building and creativity workshops
2014-06-27T14:52:33+00:00

Tana Lorah, Kaiser Permanente

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We were so impressed with our workshop from start to finish. The Finest City Improv team was so thoughtful and helpful in planning our custom workshop. We loved the variety of exercises to get us all working together. It was exactly what we needed!

Days after we were still talking about the experience!

The staff at Finest City Improv hit it out of the park on all counts. They customized a workshop that was fun, informative, and engaging. We walked away from the workshop a more cohesive team and inspired to take that energy back to our own respective teams. Days after the workshop my key managers were still talking about their experience and applying what they learned to their daily work.

AJ Antun- President, Art Institute of San Diego

team building and creativity workshops
2015-09-08T12:08:06+00:00

AJ Antun- President, Art Institute of San Diego

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The staff at Finest City Improv hit it out of the park on all counts. They customized a workshop that was fun, informative, and engaging. We walked away from the workshop a more cohesive team and inspired to take that energy back to our own respective teams. Days after the workshop my key managers were still talking about their experience and applying what they learned to their daily work.

Rave Reviews from WD-40 Employees

Wow! Within just a couple of hours, Amy and Kat had our team open, trusting and ready to move forward with positive communication and relationship building skills. We received rave reviews from our tribe members (employees) and created a significant shift in our mindset as it relates to positive communication. The “Yes.. And” was especially powerful as well all of the stimulating activities that got us out of chairs, out of our comfort zones and on the path towards self-awareness and development. Bravo Finest City and we will definitely request a repeat performance!

Joanne Lamb
Americas HR Manager, WD-40 Company

team building and creativity workshops
2016-05-25T13:53:11+00:00

Joanne Lamb
Americas HR Manager, WD-40 Company

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Wow! Within just a couple of hours, Amy and Kat had our team open, trusting and ready to move forward with positive communication and relationship building skills. We received rave reviews from our tribe members (employees) and created a significant shift in our mindset as it relates to positive communication. The “Yes.. And” was especially powerful as well all of the stimulating activities that got us out of chairs, out of our comfort zones and on the path towards self-awareness and development. Bravo Finest City and we will definitely request a repeat performance!

We elevated our game…

We couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon! Our custom workshop focused on working as a team and how we can best build off each other’s ideas. Finest City Improv directly related all their lessons to our GoPro brand, and through the magic of improvisation we elevated our game.

Jeff Youel, GoPro

team building and creativity workshops
2014-07-07T00:09:18+00:00

Jeff Youel, GoPro

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Finest City Improv directly related all their lessons to our GoPro brand, and through the magic of improvisation we elevated our game.

Their keynote knocked it out of the park!

Finest City Improv was anything but traditional in their keynote presentation. They had our large group up on their feet utilizing the principles of improvisation right away. We will not hesitate to work with Amy and Kat again, as our team is already taking to the “Yes! And…” philosophy that was taught in the presentation. They knocked it out of the park!

Solomon Poretsky, EVP of Organizational Development, Sperry Van Ness International

team building and creativity workshops
2016-03-18T16:36:02+00:00

Solomon Poretsky, EVP of Organizational Development, Sperry Van Ness International

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They knocked it out of the park!

These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

I loved the improv class. I thought it was very funny and it was a great team experience. I think from a business and professional stand point it was really good too as we discovered some issues with brainstorming and some people not getting their voices heard. Amy was great and made everyone feel comfortable. These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

Charlotte Lambert, SEER Interactive

team building and creativity workshops
2014-06-10T11:46:01+00:00

Charlotte Lambert, SEER Interactive

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I loved the improv class. I thought it was very funny and it was a great team experience. I think from a business and professional stand point it was really good too as we discovered some issues with brainstorming and some people not getting their voices heard. Amy was great and made everyone feel comfortable. These exercises build confidence in a group and for each individual.

We had such an awesome time!

Kat and Amy were full of energy and excitement with our group, what I loved most was their ability to get the team engaged. Everyone participated and the end result was a room filled with confident sales people who had just finished a bunch of activities they would normally never participate in. I would highly recommend their workshop to other companies who want to have fun while they work!

Mike Losness, Director of Field Sales, Reef

team building and creativity workshops
2017-11-08T12:34:14+00:00

Mike Losness, Director of Field Sales, Reef

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Kat and Amy were full of energy and excitement with our group, what I loved most was their ability to get the team engaged. Everyone participated and the end result was a room filled with confident sales people who had just finished a bunch of activities they would normally never participate in. I would highly recommend their workshop to other companies who want to have fun while they work!

Fantastic team-building activity

Thank you Finest City Improv for the fantastic team-building activity for San Diego City College's Life Sciences Department. Not only was the workshop lots of fun for all who attended, it also allowed faculty and staff to bond while working on effective communication skills via improv games. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Erin Rempala, San Diego City College

team building and creativity workshops
2016-02-05T12:45:08+00:00

Erin Rempala, San Diego City College

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It allowed faculty and staff to bond while working on effective communication skills via improv games