Learn how to think faster, play harder, and make it all look easy!

We’re so excited to announce that one of Los Angeles’ best performers and instructors will teach a workshop at Finest City Improv on August 23rd! Emily Candini is a California native and has been performing for over 20 years! She’s trained at The Second City: Chicago, iO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre, and in Los Angeles, at the renowned UCBLA. Her teaching credits include levels I and II in the Miles Stroth Workshop. During the workshop, Emily will instruct students on how to take care of themselves in a scene, bring freedom and play to their improv performance, and present the audience with a show that looks … Read More

Now Registering: Master Class – Characters Through Physicality

Are you tired of playing the same characters?  Have you exhausted your bag of tricks? Good. Come and play with Tommy Galan to learn the art of physicality and character development through clown and physical theater.   This workshop will get you out of your head and into your body, the play-space of physical improvisation.  You will learn techniques that bring your improv to the next level and show that you don’t need ideas to attack the stage, only your body! Tommy Galan, one of Finest City Improv’s teachers specializing in level 1, sketch improv, and corporate training workshops, brings to … Read More

Save now with early bird registration!

Our next term of classes begins right after the Fourth of July holiday.  Register by June 8th to save $20 on your tuition.  This term we are offering two Level One sections, Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Come play and laugh with us!

Musical Improv Intensive with George Caleodis

Sunday September 29, 2013 – Sunday September 29, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Musical improv intensive with the maestro of improv George Caleodis!   5 hours of musical improv instruction and coaching.  Students are introduced to vocal performance, production, projection, and the fundamental concepts of musical improvisation. Learn with one of the best in Hollywood in a fun and supportive environment. Prerequisite:  Scenic improv experience (level 2 or above). Dates: Sunday, September 29 from 11 – 4:30pm (with half-hour break) Tuition: $50  ($10 early registration discount available up to one week before start date!)   George … Read More

Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Wednesday September 4, 2013 – Wednesday September 4, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description:   A four-part series of 90-minute “playshops” for team-building and personal development specifically developed for individuals with no theater or performing arts background. Our experienced facilitator creates a safe space for everyone to participate in games focused on connecting with others, communicating effectively, making collaboration fun, and learning how to accept change while laughing through it all. Take home useful tips on how to integrate these concepts in your work and personal life. Best of all,develop authentic connections during the playshop as … Read More

Drop-in with Kevin Dolan

Monday August 19, 2013 – Monday August 19, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Drop-in and play with Kevin Dolan.  He will lead you through some of his favorite warm-ups and exercises then provide an hour of scene work practice and coaching. This is available to anyone that has completed level 1 or above or has previous long-form experience. Only $10 for 2 hours.  Reserve a spot online with a credit card or pay at the door in cash.  Limited to 12 improvisers. Kevin Dolan studied long form at Annoyance and IO (Chicago) and FCI. He … Read More

Super Awesome Workshop with Ice Tits!

Saturday July 13, 2013 – Saturday July 13, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: The ICE TITS workshop will consist of three sections; each taught by two members of the improv group ICE TITS. Section A will tackle getting yourself out of your head and into the moment through a series of warm up exercises. Section B will break the group up into 2 person scenes working emotion exercises. Forcing people out of their comfort zone and into characters they may not usually play. Section C will combine what you’ve learned in sections A and B … Read More

Dr Cacky’s Improv Cleansing! A Workshop with Craig Cackowski

Thursday July 18, 2013 – Thursday July 18, 2013 2223 El Cajon Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Is your scene work tired and sluggish? Are you falling back on the same tired choices and characters you always make? Do you need to get back to basics and be playful and strong again? If so, Dr. Cackyʼs improv cleansing is for you! Heʼll give you the improv equivalent of a high colonic, flushing the toxins of insecurity and indecision out of your system. This workshop will be highly evaluative, and brief, individual notes will be emailed.  Craig Cackowski is … Read More

Drop-in Class with John Combs

Monday June 24, 2013 – Monday June 24, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: Our drop-in class offers all levels of improvisers with a weekly “workout” or “master class”.  Every Monday, learn from and play with a different improv coach/instructor. 8 spots are available for advanced registration.  We save half the spots for actual “drop-in” and pay on site so please do “drop-in” even if it says it is full! Class is held at the Moniker Warehouse at 705 16th St. 92101 from 7-9pm.   About this week’s facilitator John Combs John Combs trained in Improvisational … Read More