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Intro to Improv - Comedy Improv Classes Bay Area

San Francisco School of Copywriting

Monday, February 1, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

Intro to Improv - Comedy Improv Classes Bay Area

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Intro to Improv Acting

at: Pan Theater.


It is okay to be curious - it is okay to be nervous or scared.

Have you have thought about taking an acting or improv class but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you are nervous or scared at the idea of getting in front of people, or of being on stage. The thought scares you but it excites you too.  We were there once. If we can do it, we know you can too and we'll support you and help you.

You know you want to:

 Do you want to have some fun and play on stage without having to audition, or without having to memorize a script?    Ever wanted to let your inner child out to play? Fantasized about being the superstar,  the comedian, or the dramatic one…


Perhaps you’ve done improv in the past but want a no pressure way to jump in again? Or you’ve looked at the various classes, and studios that offer improv classes but you didn’t know where to jump back in.... 

Intro to Improv

What if we could give you the chance? We can give you a class where you can jump in without having to worry about a long term commitment.

 You can have our number…

 Consider it a first date with improv. We don’t need to go steady. Come by, have some fun, have some laughs no promises, no rings nothing other than an improv good time. We’ll also guarantee you’ll have fun, and have a good first improv date. We call it our Laugh Guarantee. 

Why are we so sure?

We’ve been teaching this class for awhile now, and improv in general for even longer…think back to the days of the sock puppet on TV,  Web Grocer and anyone with a business plan starting a internet company…add a couple of years to that….


We’ve taught at companies, we’ve taught private workshops, and we’ve taught thousands of students through the years. We like improv, and we like teaching.


We’ve studied with some of the top improv teachers and directors, and some of the top theater teachers. We’ve taught improv to professional actors, professional bankers, lawyers, accountants, students, housewives, and even a homeless person or two (true story).

 What will we do?

So first what we won’t do…we won’t spend a lot of time talking about theory and giving a lecture. We do promise to take it slow, but you'll be amazed by how much material we cover.


We don’t expect you to take notes or to be super confident. We’ll encourage you to make mistakes, to try something without having to worry about getting it right or being perfect.

We believe that skill comes from experience and we give you a place to get that experience without judging your process or being critical. We were there once but if we can do it….we know you can too.

We want you on stage as much as possible. Yes, we said it- you on stage. When you’re up there we’ll give you freedom to risk, comfort in failing and succeeding and the time to experience the fun and excitement improv theater can provide.  

You’ll play theater games and perform exercises with others in the class on the stage. We’ll get there in baby steps throughout the class. You’ll also laugh, meet new people and have a great time if you give it a try. There is only now. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Wanna know an improv secret?

Let me share a secret. Many improvisors are introverts. I’m a huge introvert. I do this because it scared me. When I did a strong scene, or took a new chance it gave me such a rush. Now I perform on stage in improv shows almost every week. 


So, as the years passed, I realized I could teach this and teach it well because…


I know what it is like to be the person that is too serious or analytical but with strong creative side that is struggling to break free. I remember what it was like to be the quiet kid who needed a little extra encouragement, or what it was like to be the experienced actor that was rusty and need a warm and comfy place to play again.


We’ll provide you all that and more. We shouldn’t say it, but when it comes to creating a supportive and comfortable place to spread your wings- we are all that and a bag of chips.


Our students constantly tell us we’re good at what we do. Maybe you will too after class…


By the end of class you’ll be saying yes to new ideas, opportunities and experiences. You’ll realize that it is okay to fail as long as you try. You will laugh, and you will have fun. You can do it.


I just like you once, shy, nervous, undecided worried about which class to take, worried about looking foolish, but I took a chance on improv…and so can you. Have fun, meet new people…and take a chance on yourself


Register for class soon. Classes fill up fast.


Still not sure, or perhaps scared – we understand.



It is scary to try something new. It is difficult to take a chance. We know. The hardest part is registering and showing up. We’ll make the rest fun, and a good time. That is why we offer you our No LAUGH GUARANTEE™ see below for details. Try Intro to Improv, you’ll be glad you did. 

Saturday Sessions

(includes admission to 8pm Awkward Face Shows)

  • January 9th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • January 16th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • January 23rd 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • January 30th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • February 6th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • March 6th 5:30pm to 7:30pm (last session until June)

Monday Sessions
January 11th 8pm to 10pm
January 25th 8pm to 10pm
February 1st 8pm to 10pm
March 8th 8pm to 10pm (last session until June)

Laugh Guarantee**

We are so sure you will have fun in our class that we offer a 100% No LAUGHS GUARANTEE™.

If you don’t laugh at least once during the class, if have no fun at all, if you think our class was worse than having one of your teeth pulled – we’ll either 1) Give you your money back or 2) Let you take a second session completely free (maybe the stars will be in alignment that day). You decide which you want.


Either way you’ll get two free tickets to see live improv comedy at Pan Theater. Fine print: No refunds will be given the day of class. Refunds will be issued by check minus any service fees (PayPal or Brown Paper Tickets depending on how you register). No refunds will be given for tuition paid the day of the class via cash. Refund requests must be made via email within four days of your class. Allow up to one business week for refund requests to be processed. No refunds are provided if you miss the class or if you arrive late and the doors are closed. You can register for another class: free (email us for the pass code).


Laugh Guarantee for Intro to Improv Class only.

Have questions about Intro to Improv - Comedy Improv Classes Bay Area? Contact San Francisco School of Copywriting

When & Where

Pan Theater
2135 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Monday, February 1, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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