Improv Comedy Classes At The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse


Improv Comedy Classes At The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

Below you’ll find more information about all of the different classes offered at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. Our instructors have worked with the best training centers and teachers around the country, and we will give you the best improv comedy training Denver has to offer.  Our classes are perfect for all skill and experience levels, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been performing for awhile!  Check below for our current class roster and to sign up.  New classes are starting all the time!  JOIN US!

All Voodoo Comedy Playhouse volunteers and interns have access to FREE CLASSES through the Grafenberg Playschool! Contact Justin Franzen at 303-803-8894 or for more information!

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Drop-In Improv Classes

Presenting the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse’s drop-in improv classes! Helmed by Steve Wilder, owner and artistic director of the Voodoo, and Justin Franzen, owner of Grafenberg Productions and the Playschool at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, this is your chance to polish up your improvisational skills without a long-term commitment. Come as often or as little as you like!

Monday Nights With Steve Wilder

Every Monday night from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. For more information, please call (303) 900-2123 or email

Steve WilderThis drop-in improv class is for ALL LEVELS of experience, from absolute beginner to seasoned pro. We’ll work through different concepts in every class, ranging from small scenes to group work to musical improv. No two classes will be the same! Bring your playful spirit and let’s explore!

Stephen Wilder has been improvising for over ten years, and he is the most experienced musical improv performer and instructor in Colorado. He has performed with and studied under Michael Pollock, the musical director of Second City Los Angeles and the premier improv accompanist in the country, and Shulie Cowen, the founder and director of Opening Night: The Improvised Musical in Hollywood. Stephen has had the pleasure of performing and teaching at the Los Angeles Improv Festival; the New York Musical Improv Festival; the New York Improv Festival; the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas; the Montreal Improv Festival; the Duke City Improv Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Denver Improv Festival and Colorado Improv Festival.

Tuesday Nights With Justin Franzen

Every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Class fee is $5, payable in cash the night of the class. For more information, please call (303) 803-8894 or email

Each week you can explore more of your improv self with this class.  If you’d just like to get up and play or focus on something specific, this class will help you grow and have fun while doing it.  This is for anybody!  So if this is the first time you’re going to improvise or you’ve been doing it forever, you’ll grow and have some fun.  So don’t be shy!  Come have some fun!

Grafenberg Playschool Improv Comedy Classes

Grafenberg Playschool - Improv Comedy ClassesThe Grafenberg Playschool is an Improv Training Center in Denver, CO that focuses on Long-Form Improvisation. Our instructors have trained all over the country (Second City, Annoyance, UCB, IO…) and are excited to share what they’ve learned with you! Each class is 8 weeks long and includes a performance at the end of each session for all of the students. We tend to have a lot of fun here so get out of the corner and come join in! Click here for more information on classes and to sign up!

Voodoo Master Series

Presenting the Voodoo Master Series!  These special classes focus on specific areas of expertise in all types of performance.  Check below for our current class roster and to sign up.

“Fundamentals Of Musical Improv” Workshop With Amber Petty
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

"Fundamentals Of Musical Improv" Workshop With Amber PettyEver make up songs in the shower? Well learn how to do it better! In this Musical Improv workshop, you will work with a pianist and learn to make up songs on the spot. You’ll learn the basic song structures and tools for creating a strong performance. You do not need to have any singing or musical experience to take the class. Please note that every person will sing by themselves, so bring your best karaoke swagger!

Amber PettyAmber Petty has been a teacher and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for seven years. She’s also in the New York Times Critic’s Pick group, Baby Wants Candy. She’s performed improv around the country and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition to improv, Amber is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently starring in the long running Off Broadway hit, 50 Shades! The Musical.