Denver Improv Comedy Classes At The Voodoo

The Best Denver Improv Classes Are At The Voodoo School Of Improv!

Here you'll find more information about all of the different Denver improv comedy classes offered at the Voodoo. 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. Our classes are also open to performers and non-performers alike!

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse - Voodoo School of Improv - Denver Improv Classes"Improv taught me how much one’s bravery can inspire and give strength to others. I know there were times when many of us including myself were hesitant or unsure about participating in certain activities but there were always a few brave souls that were eager to jump in. Their bravery was infectious and encouraged everyone to happily join in, leading to a funny and bizarre yet rewarding experience!" - Anonymous Class Survey

Voodoo School Of Improv Comedy Classes

Presenting the Voodoo's Denver improv comedy training program, the Voodoo School Of Improv! Our instructors have performed and taught all across the country and the world, with a combined experience of over 30 years, at world famous improv theaters like iO West, iO Chicago, Second City, Annoyance, UCB, and more. Our Denver improv comedy classes are perfect for all skill levels, whether you're just starting out or you've been performing for awhile, and people from all walks of life are welcome (not just performers)!

Each Voodoo School of Improv class session runs for 8 weeks, and each class is 3 hours long. At the end of each session, all students perform in a Student Showcase for their friends and family! Check below for our current class roster and to sign up. New classes start every 8 weeks! Join us and discover the power of "Yes, And..."!


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Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 4 (Sat 4/2 – Sat 5/21)
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 4 (Sat 4/2 - Sat 5/21)

$199 ($149 early bird registration up to 2 weeks before session begins)
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In Level 4 at the Voodoo School Of Improv, you will expand your understanding of different forms of improv. You’ll learn more about Harold and Armando, as well as lesser-known forms like the Deconstruction and the Sleepover. And you’ll begin to work on your Level 5 grad show!

Prerequisites: Voodoo School of Improv Level 3.

Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 5 (Sat 4/2 – Sat 5/21)
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 5 (Sat 4/2 - Sat 5/21)

$199 ($149 early bird registration up to 2 weeks before session begins)
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In Level 5 at the Voodoo School Of Improv, you will reach the culmination of your improv journey at the Voodoo. You’ll begin your advanced study of the classic improv form The Harold, learn how to effectively produce and advertise your show, and learn tips and tricks to make your show wholly your own. And after class is done, you’ll produce (and profit from) your own graduate show on Friday nights!

Prerequisites: Voodoo School of Improv Level 4.

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Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 1 (Sun 4/3 – Sun 5/22)
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 1 (Sun 4/3 - Sun 5/22)

$99
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Level 1 at the Voodoo School Of Improv is dedicated to FUN and finding yourself as an improviser. You’ll learn not only HOW to begin improvising, but WHY to begin improvising. You’ll explore the core concept of “Yes, And…” and how it relates to life both onstage and offstage. You’ll discover ways to hear and enhance your inner voice. Most of all, you’ll have a BLAST!

Prerequisites: none, this class is open to all experience levels!

Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 2 (Sun 4/3 – Sun 5/22)
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 2 (Sun 4/3 - Sun 5/22)

$199 ($149 early bird registration up to 2 weeks before session begins)
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In Level 2 at the Voodoo School Of Improv, you will begin to work with your fellow improvisers, and discover the joy of creating scenes together. You’ll learn how to construct honest and believable characters, environments, and scene flows. You’ll experiment with focus and listening. Most of all, you’ll have FUN!

Prerequisites: Voodoo Level 1 or instructor approval.

Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 3 (Sun 4/3 – Sun 5/22)
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Voodoo School Of Improv: Level 3 (Sun 4/3 - Sun 5/22)

$199 ($149 early bird registration up to 2 weeks before session begins)
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In Level 3 at the Voodoo School Of Improv, you will expand your knowledge of improvisation. You’ll learn the importance of focus, experiment with new ways to present scenes, and learn more about the Harold and the Armando. And you’ll get ever closer to presenting your own grad show!

Prerequisites: Voodoo School of Improv Level 2.

Drop-In Improv Comedy Classes

Presenting Denver's best drop-in improv comedy classes, only at the Voodoo! Helmed by Steve Wilder, owner and artistic director of the Voodoo, and a rotating cast of instructors from the Voodoo School of Improv, 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, Owner Of The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

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

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 eleven 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 The Voodoo School Of Improv Instructors

Every Tuesday night from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. For more information, please email info@voodoocomedy.com.

These drop-in classes are for ALL LEVELS of experience, from absolute beginner to seasoned pro. We will work through different concepts in every class, ranging from small scenes to group work and everything in between. Jump in and let's have some fun!

Instructor Schedule

  • Tue 2/9: Jean Schuman
  • Tue 2/16: James Clark
  • Tue 2/23: Jon Jon Lannen
  • Tue 3/1: Hussain Sola

Voodoo School Of Improv Master Series Workshops

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

Mar
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“Introduction To Sketch Writing”: Workshop With Mark Kendall
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
"Introduction To Sketch Writing": Workshop With Mark Kendall

Always wanted to learn how to take a funny idea and mold it into a comedy sketch? Always enjoyed writing but wanted to give comedy a try? Well check out, INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH WRITING an introduction to the basics of writing sketch comedy. Using in class writing exercises and video clips, students will come away with a basic understanding of sketch structure and brainstorming techniques.

Mark Kendall first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at Comedy Central, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” Mark performs comedy in Atlanta at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company and Highwire Comedy. He also teaches improv and sketch writing. He is currently touring with his one man show “The Magic Negro and Other Blackness” a sketch show that examines the depiction of black men in the media. For his work with the show, he was recently awarded “Best Professional Funny Man” by Creative Loafing Atlanta.
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