Comedy Classes

Improv & Sketch Comedy Curriculum

The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre’s Improv Comedy classes & workshops are a wonderful way to start your improv journey! Improve your quick thinking skills and personal confidence? NCT’s Improv Comedy Workshops get you making connections and trusting your gut! Interested in sharpening your team work, listening and interpersonal skills? NCT’s improv comedy workshops offer new and unique approaches to any situation. Want to learn the art of improv comedy performance to improve your wit, humor and presence? Great News! NCT’s improv comedy workshops get you on stage with professional improvisers!

Drop in’s and Jams

Drop in improv classes at the neighborhood comedy theatre in downwton Mesa

$10 Dollar Drop in:
comedy with no commitment

Check out what improv comedy is all about.  This drop in improv comedy class focuses on exercises and activities to help you learn the craft of improv comedy as well as do improv scenes.  This workshop will get you up moving and having a great time for 90 minutes. These classes are normally scheduled the week before a new Level 1 Class, so check the Calendar for dates.

improv comedy downtown mesa

First Friday night jam:
come play and have fun

Come join us for our monthly downtown mesa Big O’l Neighborhood improv jam! This is your chance to showcase your talent, have some fun, and connect with other improvisers in the community. Are you ready to take the stage and make some magic happen? oh yeah, this is a free event.

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or new to improv, the improv jam is a supportive and inclusive space where everyone is welcome to participate.

Available Classes

Students practicing improv games in a Level one comedy training workshop ind downtown mesa

Level 1:
Beginning Improv Comedy Class

This fun, no-pressure beginning improv comedy class will get you laughing and having a great time whilst clocking plenty of stage time and one on one feedback with your professional comedian instructor. Learn the fundamentals of quick thinking, joke construction, idea generation and development, stage presence and more.

Students practicing advanced scene work and improv games in a Level two comedy training workshop

Level 2:
Scene Work and Performance

Continue exploring the exciting techniques and ideas of improv comedy while adding a focus on performance and scene work.

Students practicing advanced scene work and improv games in a Level 3 comedy training workshop in downtown mesa at the neighborhood comedy theare

Level 3:
Advanced Scene work and Game Play

Builds upon the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2, with more advanced scene work and hilarious improv games, with guidance from our experienced instructors.

three performers at the neigbhorhood Comedy theatre improv comed workshop in downtown mesa

Level 4:
Advanced Story telling

Builds upon the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2, and 3.  Based on the skills used in our renowned Main Street Comedy Show, this six-week course will teach you advanced storytelling techniques and how to seamlessly integrate them into your improv scenes, with guidance from our experienced instructors.