Welcome to the latest incarnation of the oldest repository of improvisational comedy structures on the internet. One cannot learn improv comedy from a web page, however the list of improv structures included here will definitely help.
25th Anniversary update is complete.
Learn Improv was created in 1994. A four month overhaul finished in May 2019. In this overhaul old structures were re-written, or deprecated, and new structures were added. Hopefully the re-worked Learn Improv will be more useful to both neophytes and experienced improv comedy teachers.
Learn Improv works with GOALS not rules.
Learn Improv believes in a safe and supportive environment.
Learn Improv teaches that every offer needs LACE
- with your ears, eyes, heart, brain
- accept the offer as real
- to your first idea, it is great
- add a tiny bit
Learn Improv uses the narrative framework of STEPS
- environment and mime objects
- characters and relationships
- Establish, Explore
- “something” from setting or ties
- move the “something” along as a story
- solution not necessary