Specialty Classes

Improv & Sketch Comedy Curriculum

Along with all the regular curriculum offered at The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre, we offer a variety of opportunites to bring in special teachers and performers from accross the country to teach.  check back here from time to time or sign up on our mailing list to keep updated on specialty classes and workshops. 

Upcoming Classes

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


Longform Basics:
with Jacque Arend

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.

Thursday June 8th 7:00pm 4 weeks

sketch writing workshop in mesa arizona

From page to stage:
Two day sketch workshop and performance

In this two day workshop, Valerie will guide you through the basics of sketch structure, writing techniques, and even how a writer’s room works. Over the course of Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd, you’ll learn how to get your ideas from your head onto the page and collaborate with the other writers. Valerie will help you break down the different elements that make up a successful sketch.

Saturday July 1st  11:00 am two days