Festival Fans! In just a couple weeks improvisers, teachers, and party goers will be descending on Finest City Improv for the Fourth Annual San Diego Improv Festival! This year, Jesse is especially excited to have T.J. Mannix coming from the Magnet Theater in New York! T.J. has been doing improv for 20 years … Read More
In 2014 I had the privilege of taking a week long improv course in Chicago with TJ Jagodowski, Susan Messing, Jimmy Carrane, Jay Sukow and Rich Sohn. What an amazing week that was! All of the instructors were wonderful but especially Jay Sukow. He is one of those rare performers … Read More
Ptolemy Slocum is the founder and director of the Nerdist School in LA. He has made something of a cottage industry, playing mental cases on HBO classics — first on The Sopranos and then The Wire. You may also know him from the movie Hitch, appearances on Veep, Fringe, How … Read More
Every improvisor is taught from their very first day of class the idea of “Yes And.” It’s become an improv creed of sorts! Yet, even the most skilled improviser can learn more about this idea and how to play it in its many forms.
Finest City Improv is proud to present Opening Night’s own Matt Young as he teaches a class on improvising the scene. For many, what comes to mind when thinking about improv is just “being spontaneous”, but there is so much more to it!
Finest City Improv is proud to present Opening Night’s director Shulie Cowen as she teaches a class on Advanced Musical Improv. Ever wanted to learn how to create songs, dances and dialouge all on the spot?
Want to learn how to create slower paced, character and relationship driven improv all in just one location? Then learn from the very best, Chris George! His improv philosophy is based on the idea that players should be able to craft characters and situations that can “last indefinitely” and this … Read More
David Misch’s recent visit to Finest City Improv was highlighted in the Uptown News!! HUGE thank you to David for the successful lecture that we learned so much from! “This was a real treat for anyone who loves comedy,” said Kat Brown, community manager of Finest City Improv, a homegrown … Read More