At Finest City Improv, our community of students and performers is our highest priority. Our primary focus is creating a “return-worthy” experience where everyone is a member of our fun, creative, and inclusive community. At FCI everyone is friendly and welcoming. There’s no place for big egos here.

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 R., graduate and Clubhouse member
Work-study students and some classmates between shows.

Improv is the most fun when there is a great balance between time in the classroom learning, time on stage performing, and time outside the theater having fun with friends. Our instructors have been trained to ensure everyone is included and valued. We offer a work-study program for students interested in learning stage mangement, box office management, or other theater skills while earning credits towards classes.

INSTANTLY HAVE A NEW GROUP OF FRIENDS
Shows, workshops, classes and friends. You will find them all at Finest City Improv. New to San Diego with no friends? Take a class and you will instantly have a new group of friends.

Jason C.
Level 1 students after their first time on stage in their Greenhorn show! Everyone gets an “I said yes, and…” t-shirt to celebrate their accomplishment.

We invite students to get on stage before they even finish Level 1 and continue to give opportunities to keep getting on stage with class shows, jams, Greenhorn shows, Bingo shows, graduate programs, and formation of indie teams. In addition to bonding with your class and/or teammates you can join us for regular community events like mixers at local breweries, beach bonfires, kick-ball and basketball leagues, and Pride events.

Join our Facebook group to hear about or share events!

Graduate team Big Shoes won Best Picture at the San Diego 24-Hour Film Festival 2019!

Each term we hear from dozens of happy students about how improv has helped them in all aspects of their life and brought them more joy. Check out our monthly student spotlights, short video interviews where we introduce some of our most inspiring students.

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Graduates

One of many of our level 6 classes on graduation night.

Graduates are students that have successfully completed all 6 core improv classes. Many have gone on to join our Clubhouse, House, or Pro League teams.

Open to see the list of over 300 graduates!

*current house team member

  • Aaron Casarrubias
  • Abi Castro
  • Adam Anderson
  • Adam Bishop
  • Adam Lane
  • Aditya Rudra
  • Aidan Carroll
  • AJ Norausky
  • Alara Chilton
  • Alden Rothe
  • Alex Cantatore*
  • Alex DiMauro
  • Alex Fitzpatrick
  • Alex Johnson
  • Alex Navarro
  • Alexandra Berger
  • Alissa Walters
  • Allie Kiekhofer
  • Allison Hoskins
  • Allison Taylor
  • Allyson Brenner
  • Amanda Altieri
  • Amanda Kendall*
  • Amanda Lawrence
  • Amanda Mulder
  • Amber Largent*
  • Amber Liggon
  • Ameri Carl
  • Amir Razeghi*
  • Amy Nicole*
  • Amy Pagano
  • Amy Silvestro
  • Andi Docktor
  • Andrew Davis
  • Andrew Zhao
  • Andy Grubb
  • Andy Robinson
  • Andy Taylor
  • Anelia Glebocki
  • Angela Hearne
  • Angellyne DePerio*
  • Anika Breza
  • Anita Gebbie
  • Anna Lin
  • Anna Strahl*
  • Anthony Padron
  • Antonio Chavez
  • Anushree Singh*
  • Arbora Resulaj
  • Ariana Brin
  • Ariel Weingarten
  • Arto Jaakola
  • Asaf Presente
  • Athena Sees
  • Audrey Geiger
  • Austin Beals
  • Austin Gontang
  • Austin Mabrouk
  • Babel Barm
  • Barbara Woo
  • Beau Humphries
  • Becca Penninga
  • Becky Graul
  • Ben Clark
  • Ben Motten
  • Berena Wasserstein
  • Bernadette Hill
  • Beth Stauffer
  • Bhuwan Dhinga
  • Bianca Zachary
  • Blake Piepho
  • Bob Gordon
  • Bobby Shrader
  • Brenda Johnson
  • Brian Gaul
  • Brian Gebbie
  • Brian Orelli
  • Brighid O’Brien
  • Brittany Wood
  • Brock Bertloff
  • Brooke Clifford
  • Bruce Thomas
  • Caitlin Munson*
  • Caleb Queern
  • Carleigh Poindexter
  • Carole Seitz
  • Casey Long
  • Catharine Hollander
  • Chad Makings
  • Charles McCoy
  • Charlie Alegria
  • Chaz Foster*
  • Chirag Masekar
  • Chris Ansoff
  • Chris Childers
  • Chris Villegas
  • Christine Kachulis
  • Christian Quiambao
  • Christina Perry
  • Christina Lamar
  • Christopher Geitz
  • Cindy Hirsch
  • Claire Kreger-Boaz
  • Clara Bard
  • Cody Littlefield
  • Codey Sackett
  • Colleen Kleinberg
  • Cordell Giesen
  • Corey Elder
  • Corey Levitan
  • Cory Brin*
  • Courtney Steen
  • Craig Lester
  • Craig Sutton
  • Dalia Ramirez
  • Dan Steinman
  • Dangilo Bonilla
  • Daniel Cronin
  • Daniel Shaw
  • Daniel Ramos
  • Daren Le
  • Darren Cunningham
  • Dave Berens
  • Dave Goldberg
  • Dave Lesinski
  • Dave Lindsey
  • David Haboud
  • David Kelly
  • David Slattery*
  • Davina Chavez
  • Dean Sage
  • Dean Wittke
  • Derek Bega
  • Deven Perkins
  • Diana Gruber
  • Diane Masser-Frye
  • Diane Rachel*
  • Dilanka Wettewa
  • Disa Murphy
  • Doug Vaughn
  • Douglas Burke
  • Drea Elyse*
  • Dustan Kessel*
  • Edison J. Lomibao Ii
  • Edgar Ramirez
  • Eduardo Velasquez
  • Elaine Segura
  • Elisa Ellis
  • Eliza Dawson
  • Elizabeth Schalo
  • Ellen Micka
  • Elwin Warsh
  • Emily Alpert
  • Emily Burke
  • Emily Burns
  • Emily Cimino
  • Emily Mason
  • Emily Stockdale
  • Ender Davis
  • Eric Durbin
  • Eric Goodwin
  • Eric Huber
  • Eric Vik
  • Erick Escalante
  • Erica Bender
  • Erica Clermont*
  • Erica Oberbauer
  • Erika Gonzalez
  • Erika Toraya
  • Erin Rempala
  • Eugene Beronilla
  • Evan Wray
  • Fernando Baez
  • Gabe Abano*
  • Gaby Reisberg
  • Geoff Stone*
  • Gerry Gurrola Jr
  • Garon Williams
  • Georgia Ladd
  • Goscia Castaneda
  • Graham Cameron
  • Gregory Massey
  • Hayden Harrower
  • Heather Barton
  • Heather Johnston
  • Heather Larabee
  • Helen Ghio
  • Henry Kaylin
  • Hudson Reynolds*
  • Ian De Vlaming
  • Ian White
  • Ibrahim Elshamy
  • Irina Navasartyan
  • Iris Magid
  • Isaac Gonzalez
  • Isaac Wilkins
  • Jack Acayan
  • Jack Mckeee
  • Jacqueline Liu
  • Jacqueline Bull
  • James Bonkowski*
  • James Boyden
  • James Polanco
  • Jamie Williamson
  • Jason Broad
  • Jason Dorwart
  • Jason Erickson
  • Jason Malamut
  • Jason Neel*
  • Jason Ott
  • Jason Re
  • J.D. Hartman
  • Jeff Birnbaum
  • Jeff Gould
  • Jeffrey Lieberman
  • Jean Diedrich
  • Jen Ables*
  • Jen Cole*
  • Jenn Wessels
  • Jenna Van Cleve
  • Jennie Olson Six
  • Jennifer Garcia-Lopez
  • Jennifer Lane
  • Jennifer Mason
  • Jennifer Park
  • Jennifer Wolf
  • Jensen Kendal
  • Jessa Spainhower
  • Jesse Suphan*
  • Jessica Carboni
  • Jessica Crossman
  • Jessica Culpepper
  • Jessica Farber
  • Jessica Hernandez
  • Jessica Len
  • Jessica Montenegro
  • Jill Badonsky
  • Jill Cameron
  • Jill Fader
  • Jill Weisberg
  • JillAnne Aden*
  • Jillian Susi
  • Jim Taylor
  • Joe Borriello
  • Joe Pena
  • Joey Partynski*
  • John Barger
  • John Beaton
  • John Boaz*
  • John Dewolf
  • John Lekos
  • John Monteith
  • John Navilliant
  • John Sullivan
  • Jon Anthony
  • Jon Berdnarkawiz
  • Jon Fink
  • Jon Wright
  • Jonathan Flaster
  • Jose Antonio Soriano
  • Josh Garcia
  • Josh Shields
  • Josh Weiner
  • Joshua Bowersox
  • Joshua Rosenthal
  • Joshua Rowland
  • Juan Reyes
  • Juan Salas
  • Juan Salazar
  • Julia Maushart
  • Julia Rahm
  • Julia Shapiro
  • Julia Simone
  • Julian Conroy
  • Julie Markowitz
  • Julius Ravelo*
  • Justin Canty
  • Justin Hoskins
  • Justin Mogerman
  • Justin Richmond-Decker
  • Kage Solik
  • Kamila Gornia
  • Kara Camden
  • Kara Kohnen
  • Kasey Pearl Lee*
  • Kathryn Schellinger
  • Katharyne Shelton*
  • Kathy Devine
  • Kathyrn Outlaw
  • Katia Paramonova
  • Katie Brady
  • Katsiaryna Zhuk
  • Keith Duell
  • Kelly Coaty
  • Kelly Copeland
  • Kelly Curran
  • Ken Grimes
  • Ken Pirondini
  • Kendal Jensen
  • Kent Clark
  • Kevin Espiritu
  • Kevin Huang
  • Kevin Langdon*
  • Kevin Schmidt*
  • Kevin Vildosola
  • Kirk Faulkner
  • Kory McKiou
  • Kirsten Scalese
  • Kristine Kilanski
  • Kumar Kilambi
  • Kyle Harman
  • Kyle Gronich
  • KZ Amitai-Crawford
  • Laura Izbicki*
  • Lauren Bosse
  • Lauren Flynn
  • Lauren Powers
  • Lauren Thomas
  • Lee Carpenter
  • Leila Elshamy
  • Leslie Jordan
  • Leslie Murray
  • Leslie Rivera
  • Lety Bombardier
  • Lewis Churchfield
  • Linda Castellon
  • Lisa D’alessio
  • Lisa Farnan
  • Lisa Nelson
  • Lisa Shahabzadah
  • Lisa Tomanelli
  • Lisa Williams
  • Lori Fogle
  • Lori Hooker
  • Lorna McMurray
  • Lynne Goodman
  • Luis Meraz
  • Mackenzie Mack
  • Madi Douglass
  • Mako Hyatt Jr
  • Mandy Griffith
  • Mandy Sullivan
  • Marc Guieb
  • Marcus Olszowy
  • Margaret Dilloway*
  • Marguerite Whitten
  • Maria Ramirez
  • Maria Palumbo
  • Marin Morales
  • Mario Ross
  • Marissa Papet
  • Mark Acayan
  • Mark Rachel*
  • Mark Scacchetti
  • Martha Barnette
  • Martha Davis
  • Marti Kimball
  • Marty Burtwell
  • Mary Rhoads
  • Mashel Shamel
  • Matt Fellows
  • Matt Myron
  • Matt Szczublewski
  • Matthew Novinsky
  • Matthey Saadeh
  • Matthew Stratton
  • Megan Arnold
  • Melanie Montieth
  • Melinh Nguyen
  • Melissa Glasgow
  • Melissa Morales
  • Melissa Slawson
  • Meshell Zwicker
  • Michael Armstrong
  • Michael Caraway
  • Michael Davis
  • Michael Ellison*
  • Michael Romero*
  • Michael Ruhl
  • Michael Weinberg
  • Michelle Ables*
  • Michelle Lassigne
  • Mickey Zeichick
  • Miedy Bishop
  • Mike Nieto
  • Miles Rosemire
  • Missy Gurga
  • Nam Nguyen
  • Nancy Langdon*
  • Natalie Guerra
  • Nathan Moore
  • Neil Patel
  • Nhieu Duong
  • Nicholas Popovich
  • Nicholas Pryor
  • Nichole Perri
  • Nicole Elias
  • Niina Lobbestael
  • Nick Steffl
  • Niki Kalmus*
  • Nikita Lindsay
  • Nikki Stevens
  • Nina Ghatan
  • Nixon Morada
  • Ophira Shalev
  • Oriana Jones
  • Paco Calderon
  • Page Carman*
  • Patrick Woosam
  • Paul Lewallen
  • Paul Wisecaver
  • Pavel Chubukov
  • Pete Olsen
  • Phil Decker
  • Phil Touche
  • Philippe Lazaro
  • Pranav Mutatkar
  • Preston Bennett
  • Rachel Darvas
  • Rachel Groner
  • Rachel Scallan
  • Randy Salgado
  • Rafee Jajou
  • Ravi Dandu
  • Raymond Tung
  • Rebecca Mcginley
  • Rebecca Peele
  • Rhonda Cobb
  • Richa Bhargava
  • Richard Medugno
  • RJ Santos
  • Robert Bikwemu
  • Robert Garza
  • Robert Mollin*
  • Robin Lipton
  • Ron Donoho
  • Ron Rice
  • Ryan Altman
  • Saad Asad
  • Salma Soliman
  • Sandra Turner
  • Sara Leibelshon
  • Sara Solomon
  • Sarah Cooper
  • Sarah Flocken
  • Sarah Hershberger-Valencia
  • Sarah Holland
  • Sarah Trebat-Leder
  • Sarah Pugh
  • Sarah Swanson
  • Scott Asti
  • Scott Hoffman
  • Scott Trepper
  • Seamus Scanlan*
  • Sean Andrews
  • Sean Glass
  • Sean O’Connell
  • Sebastian Gonzalez
  • Sebastian Sarria
  • Shanna Dayan
  • Shanti Ducoeur
  • Sheila Kendor
  • Shelbi Meek
  • Shilpa Pryor*
  • Shira Yomtoubian*
  • Silvia Diffenderfer
  • Skyler Katz
  • Skyler Lee*
  • Sofia Daher*
  • Sola Wasef
  • Soma Bhadra
  • Stacey Willard
  • Stelios Florinas
  • Stephanie Cunningham
  • Stephanie Ostresh
  • Stephen Bowers*
  • Stephan Hinrichs
  • Stevie Roder
  • Steven Hanson
  • Steven Palumbo
  • Steven Walsh
  • Stuart Shank
  • Subrai Pai
  • Susan Bernstein
  • Susan Wiczynski
  • Suzannah Weiss
  • Suzanne Ofeldt*
  • Suzie Ziser
  • Sydney Chasin
  • Sydney Morrill
  • Tai Tran
  • Tamara Wendt
  • Tara D’Mello
  • Tasia Indermill
  • Taylor Elliot
  • Taylor Spencer*
  • Tara Johansen*
  • Tara Tanna
  • Taryn Tyler
  • Teresa Snell
  • Terrence Moran
  • Terry Champieux
  • Tess Karesky
  • Tessa Mcdonnell
  • Theodore Bess
  • Thomas Konrad
  • Thomas Mulica
  • Tim Blodgett
  • Tim Garcia
  • Tina Miller
  • Tina O Hoang
  • Tina Rose
  • Todd Sargeant
  • Tommie Wiczynski
  • Tommy Mooney
  • Tony Dostert
  • Travis Wilson
  • Tristan Cole*
  • Ty Haeber
  • Tyler Hembrock
  • Valerie Maas
  • Vera Didur
  • Victor Maisano
  • Victoria Koenitzer*
  • Victoria Ravelo
  • Victoria Rodriguez
  • Vince Kotchian
  • Ward Han*
  • Wells Oliver
  • Whitney Reade
  • Whitney Seymour
  • Will Zegers
  • Yalda Alawi
  • Zachary Farrow
  • Zachary Hofmann
  • Zach Kreinbrink
  • Zack Kronberg
  • Zaid Rafin
  • Zak Kofiro
  • Zev Rubenstein

Life-changing experience that I’ll never forget.

Level 1 was like flipping a switch in my brain that had been off since I was a child. You could very quickly see yourself growing in awareness, confidence, and playfulness. The other cool thing is that you get to see your classmates' growth right alongside you. It was one of those few precious life-changing experiences that I'll never forget.

Jon Fink

2016-01-08T15:57:55-08:00

Jon Fink

Level 1 was like flipping a switch in my brain that had been off since I was a child. You could very quickly see yourself growing in awareness, confidence, and playfulness. The other cool thing is that you get to see your classmates' growth right alongside you. It was one of those few precious life-changing experiences that I'll never forget.

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

2019-09-13T16:51:17-07:00

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.

I never want it to end!

This class has been one of the most eye opening, encouraging, and hysterical experiences I’ve ever had. I am never ready for class to end and I look forward to it each week... It is safe to say, improv is my new favorite hobby.

Chris Jajou

2014-08-10T17:48:45-07:00

Chris Jajou

This class has been one of the most eye opening, encouraging, and hysterical experiences I’ve ever had. I am never ready for class to end and I look forward to it each week... It is safe to say, improv is my new favorite hobby.

Finest City does a lot of be inclusive of new students

"Finest City does a lot to be inclusive of new students and warm. The classes are just so much fun and instructional."


Lisa R. Nelson

2021-09-08T00:39:49-07:00
"Finest City does a lot to be inclusive of new students and warm. The classes are just so much fun and instructional." Lisa R. Nelson

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

2019-06-24T12:04:50-07:00

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.

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

2019-09-13T16:48:32-07:00

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.

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

2019-06-24T12:11:33-07:00

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!

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

2014-10-13T11:39:56-07:00

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.

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

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.

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

2019-09-13T16:37:41-07:00

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!

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.

2017-09-24T10:06:00-07:00

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!

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
2019-06-24T12:11:00-07:00
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!

I simply love it!

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

Jesus M., Level 1 Student

2019-09-13T16:39:41-07:00

Jesus M., Level 1 Student

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

More youthful, confident version of myself.

The benefits of my classes at Finest City Improv have shown up in my life, and people have noticed. It's changed the way I react to stress, as well as how I see and respond to opportunity. It's been a joy to get reacquainted with a more youthful, confident version of myself.

Apple Bridges

2020-08-04T07:11:52-07:00

Apple Bridges

The benefits of my classes at Finest City Improv have shown up in my life, and people have noticed. It's changed the way I react to stress, as well as how I see and respond to opportunity. It's been a joy to get reacquainted with a more youthful, confident version of myself.

Instantly have a new group of friends

Shows, workshops, classes and friends. You will find them all at Finest City Improv. New to San Diego with no friends? Take a class and you will instantly have a new group of friends.

Jason Casey

2014-08-10T18:44:21-07:00

Jason Casey

Take a class and you will instantly have a new group of friends.

Come out of your shell and have more fun.

After having to act like an adult all day, its refreshing to come to class and be able to open up and "play" like I did as a child. I would recommend improv classes at Finest City to anyone that simply wants to come out of their shell and have more fun in their lives!

Elwin Warsh

2016-01-08T15:59:14-08:00

Elwin Warsh

After having to act like an adult all day, its refreshing to come to class and be able to open up and "play" like I did as a child. I would recommend improv classes at Finest City to anyone that simply wants to come out of their shell and have more fun in their lives!

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 Needed Play…

My life was good, my days were interesting, but had gotten somewhat boring. I needed more play, more laughter, and more cool people to hang out with. Finest City Improv classes and shows rescued me from a life of quiet desperation.

Luci Dumas

2017-06-19T11:04:25-07:00

Luci Dumas

My life was good, my days were interesting, but had gotten somewhat boring. I needed more play, more laughter, and more cool people to hang out with. Finest City Improv classes and shows rescued me from a life of quiet desperation.

I’ve really come out of my shell!

When I first came to Finest City, I was so shy that I would panic when I was put into an unfamiliar situation. Almost a year later, I've really come out of my shell. Not only have my friendships with others deepened; it even helped me land an awesome job!

Elisa Ellis

2014-08-10T17:49:28-07:00

Elisa Ellis

When I first came to Finest City, I was so shy that I would panic when I was put into an unfamiliar situation. Almost a year later, I've really come out of my shell. Not only have my friendships with others deepened; it even helped me land an awesome job!

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

2017-06-19T11:11:31-07:00

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.

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!

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

2017-06-19T11:05:34-07:00

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.

Creative flood gate


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

Joshua Garcia
Software Consultant
2019-06-24T12:05:44-07:00
Joshua Garcia
Software Consultant
Improv class opens the creative flood gate that spills over into all aspects of life!

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

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

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.

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."

reinvigorate your marriage


I highly recommend taking an improv class with your spouse. Learning something new with your spouse and having fun together can reinvigorate your marriage

-Anonymous

2020-02-27T12:44:41-08:00

-Anonymous

I highly recommend taking an improv class with your spouse. Learning something new with your spouse and having fun together can reinvigorate your marriage

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

2014-08-26T11:23:38-07:00

Amy Nicole

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

Extremely supportive teachers!

I started taking classes from Finest City and I've been in love with improv ever since! The teachers at FCI are extremely supportive, creating a classroom environment where there's never a wrong answer!

Lauren Rice

2014-08-10T18:42:48-07:00

Lauren Rice

The teachers at FCI are extremely supportive, creating a classroom environment where there's never a wrong answer!

I fell in love with improv.

I always enjoyed improv, but never thought of doing it myself until last Fall... Initially, I looked at it as a potential tool to help me improve my teaching and become more spontaneous and engaging in the classroom. I figured I'd just take one class for the experience, and didn't anticipate that I'd fall in love with improv as I have since then.

Erin R.

2016-01-12T17:40:03-08:00

Erin R.

I always enjoyed improv, but never thought of doing it myself until last Fall... Initially, I looked at it as a potential tool to help me improve my teaching and become more spontaneous and engaging in the classroom. I figured I'd just take one class for the experience, and didn't anticipate that I'd fall in love with improv as I have since then.

See posts from our community on Instagram where we frequently pass the controls to community members to publish Instagram stories about their improv journey, shows, and other fun stuff.

Community Outreach and Charitable Giving

FCI is committed to helping people find more joy in their lives both on stage and off. Over the years we have helped raise money for our friends at Innermission Productions, San Diego Pride, Casa De Amparo, and many other organizations that help thousands of San Diegans improv their lives. Our students and performers rally around each other in times of need or to help support the causes they support.