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The TBDecal: Learning Improv Comedy

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
English 198
1 Unit(s)



About the Course:

By the end of this class, you'll be performing a set of improvised comedy for friends, family, strangers, etc. No matter your level of experience with improv, comedy, or being on stage, we'll get you to that point by the end of the semester.

Keep in mind that improv is not all about comedy - the best improviser focuses on the group, not the individual. Be present and engaged, support your fellow classmates, and we guarantee the funny will follow. We'll be covering basic scenework and how to succeed in an ensemble through listening, creating strong characters, building relationships, etc. We'll use shortform improv games as a teaching tool, but your final performance will be entirely longform.

Attendance is the most important part of this class. Other than showing up, the only formal assignment will be a monthly 1-page review of an improv show. We also require fun.

How to Enroll:

EDIT: As of 1/26/16, the course has been filled. Thanks to everyone for your interest and be sure look out for us next year!  


Come to our 1st class meeting on Tuesday, January 26th, and we'll gauge interest in the class. If there are too many applicants, we'll choose randomly among the students who can commit to the hours required for the class. 

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Course Contact: jearl AT

Faculty Sponsor: Samuel Otter

Time & Location:

Jake Earl
16123 WheelerTuTh 5p-6:30p1/26full

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: TBDeCal Syllabus.docxJan 1326kbUnknownView Download

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