Improv Comedy Classes Miami

Miami's Improv Acting and Sketch Writing School

Just The Funny is Miami's leading and most comprehensive improv comedy, stand-up comedy, and sketch comedy writing school. Just The Funny's classes are professionally designed, fully structured, syllabus-driven courses taught by our expert instructors. Each improv acting, stand-up comedy, and sketch writing class ends with a student performance, and all graduates receive a certificate of completion. Just The Funny's classes are designed to give students comprehensive instruction and ample stage time, where students learn by doing, all in a supportive environment. Whether you are the aspiring improv comedy actor, stand-up comedian, sketch writer, or just want to try a class for fun, our classes are built to give you an experience where you will have a great time, all while learning the craft in a safe environment.

Have questions about our classes? Check out our FAQs HERE.

Why learn at Just The Funny?

Just The Funny's instructors are South Florida's most experienced in teaching improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. In addition to receiving comprehensive internal instruction on Just The Funny's curriculum and attaining certification to teach at our school, our instructors have been trained by the industry's leading improv and sketch instructors and schools, including The Second City, iO, UCB, The Groundlings, the Improvised Shakespeare Company, North Coast and more!

What does Just The Funny offer?

Just The Funny offers Miami's only full conservatory of improv comedy classes through our Improv Acting core curriculum, featuring 6 comprehensive levels of improv acting instruction, with a full slate of performance level electives available following graduation from our core curriculum. From improv foundations to advanced improv techniques to specialization in improv styles, Just The Funny's got you covered, with a curriculum and course offering equal to those you would find in other great improv cities and communities around the country and across the world. Habla Espanol? We also have a separate cohort of our full conservatory of improv classes in Spanish, one of the few in the country!

In addition to our adult improv acting classes, we also offer kids and teens camps and classes, where we teach children the same concepts and skills as adults, but with an extra layer of fun!

We also offer stand-up comedy and sketch writing classes, where we dive into the art of writing and performing written material for the stage and screen!

Check out our classes below. We have them broken up into:

  • CURRENT CLASSES
  • CORE CLASSES
  • PERFORMANCE LEVEL ELECTIVES
  • OPEN ENROLLMENT CLASSES

 

CURRENT CLASSES


IMPROV SUMMER CAMP (AGES: 8-11)

The Improv Summer Camp will feature kids having a blast and increasing their confidence, expressing their creativity, all while learning fundamental improv skills that include: movement and voice, acting and storytelling. At the end of the week-long session, family and friends are treated to a graduation performance starring all of the incredible campers!

***THIS CAMP WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

August Camp
Monday, August 9 -Friday, August 13
Times: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$295 for August Session
To register: CLICK HERE


TEEN IMPROV INTENSIVE (AGES: 12-16)

The Teen Improv Intensive is geared towards teens wanting to increase their confidence, express their creativity, all while learning fundamental improv skills that include: movement and voice, acting, and storytelling. At the end of the week-long session, family and friends are treated to a graduation performance!

***THIS INTENSIVE WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

August Intensive
Monday, August 9 -Friday, August 13
Times: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$295 for August Session
To register: CLICK HERE


IMPROV ACTING 1 - IMPROV SCENEWORK

Our 7-week introductory class focuses on improvisational acting. Learn the techniques to improvise dynamic scenes and characters in a fun and supportive environment, in what is Miami's most popular improv class! Improv Acting 1 concludes with a student performance!

***THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

Next Class
Mondays: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
September 6 - October 18 (register by August 30th and receive $25 OFF this class!!!)
$275 for all 7 weeks
To register: CLICK HERE


STAND-UP COMEDY

Learn the fundamentals of stand-up comedy to develop your own jokes and material. Discover what makes you funny to help you build your unique routine and stand-up comedy set.

***THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

Next Class
Saturday: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
September 11 - October 23 (register by August 30th and receive $25 OFF this class!!!)
$275 for all 7 weeks
To register: CLICK HERE

 

CORE CLASSES


IMPROV ACTING 2 - SHORTFORM IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 1 

This 7 week course builds on Improv Acting 1. Learn how to play and master a wide variety of shortform (Whose Line is it Anyway? style) games, along with some Just The Funny developed ones. The course also features a student performance!

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


IMPROV ACTING 3 - INTERMEDIATE SCENEWORK
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 2

Our 7-week intermediary class builds on Improv Acting 2. Focus on improving and sharpening improv skills. Students will be exposed to more advanced improv techniques, scenework, and stage time! The class concludes with a student performance!

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


IMPROV ACTING 4 - LONGFORM IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 3

This 7-week advanced class builds on Improv Acting 3. Learn advanced improv techniques and longform improvisation. Students will focus on performance-based group improvisation with a student performance!

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


IMPROV ACTING 5 - GAME AND GROUP SCENES
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 4 

Our 7-week performance level class builds on Improv Acting 4 and focuses on finding the fun through game and group scenes in both shortform and longform improv. Power up your improv and learn how to go from knowing how to play to playing fast, free, and all while having a great time with your fellow students. Students will focus on performance-based group improvisation with a student performance!

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


IMPROV ACTING 6 - PERFORMANCE LEVEL IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 5 

Our 7-week performance level class builds on all levels Improv Acting. Get critical one-on-one feedback, further building and polishing your improv skills, while creating your own distinct performance ensemble. Students will focus on performance-based group improvisation with a student performance!

Classes start every seven (7) weeks.

To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com

 

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ELECTIVES


MUSICAL IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 6 or EQUIVALENT WITH APPROVAL

Our 7-week performance level musical improv class teaches a variety of styles of musical improvisation. The class features scenic, longform, shortform, acapella, and accompanied musical improvisation with expert instruction and accompaniment from our award-winning instructors and skilled pianist! The class includes a certificate of completion and end-of-class student performance, along with an opportunity to further build your education and musical improv skills with potential performance slots post-class!

*Non-Just The Funny students wishing to take this class will only be considered having completed outside training from an improv training center with a multi-level training program similar to the program taught at Just The Funny.

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


SHAKESPEARE IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 6 or EQUIVALENT WITH APPROVAL

Our 7-week performance level Shakespeare improv class teaches the ins and outs of how to perform full narrative, comedic Shakespearian improv. The class features shorform and longform improvised Shakespeare-based formats using language, physicality, meter, and rhyming, with an over-the-top comedic application! The class includes a certificate of completion and end-of-class student performance, along with an opportunity to further build your education and improvised Shakespeare skills with potential performance slots post-class!

*Non-Just The Funny students wishing to take this class will only be considered having completed outside training from an improv training center with a multi-level training program similar to the program taught at Just The Funny.

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


HIP HOP IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 6 or EQUIVALENT WITH APPROVAL

Our 7-week performance level hip hop improv class teaches students how to integrate hip hop with beats in improv. The class features shorform and longform improvised hip hop formats using rapping, rhyming, pre-recorded beats, and beatboxing, with an over-the-top comedic application! The class includes a certificate of completion and end-of-class student performance, along with an opportunity to further build your education and hip hop improv and beatboxing skills with potential performance slots post-class!

*Non-Just The Funny students wishing to take this class will only be considered having completed outside training from an improv training center with a multi-level training program similar to the program taught at Just The Funny.

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


NARRATIVE IMPROV
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 6 or EQUIVALENT WITH APPROVAL

Our 7-week performance level narrative improv class teaches students how to craft stories through narrative structures in improv. The class features shorform and longform improvised narrative formats using over-the-top characters, plot devices, and structured and organic narrative approaches to create wildly comedic improv! The class includes a certificate of completion and end-of-class student performance, along with an opportunity to further build your education and narrative improv skills with potential performance slots post-class!

*Non-Just The Funny students wishing to take this class will only be considered having completed outside training from an improv training center with a multi-level training program similar to the program taught at Just The Funny.

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


HAROLD WORKSHOP
PRE-REQUISITE: IMPROV ACTING 6 or EQUIVALENT WITH APPROVAL

Our 7-week performance level Harold class teaches the ins and outs of improv's most famous format and approach, the Harold. This class focuses on building both individual and group mind skills to apply to the Harold format while arming students with all of the moving pieces to perform this signature format from start to finish. The class comprehensively covers everything from dynamic openers to solid scenework, to fluid gameplay and pattern games, to stunning endings, and more. The class includes instruction, coaching, and the creation of your own Harold team to play in our dedicated Harold show at Just The Funny after graduation! Students will focus on performance-based group improvisation with a student performance!

*Non-Just The Funny students wishing to take this class will only be considered having completed outside training from an improv training center with a multi-level training program similar to the program taught at Just The Funny.

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT CLASSES


SKETCH WRITING

This 7-week course teaches the skills to write effective and funny sketches, from the commercial parody to full-length scenes. Learn the tricks of the trade, from how to start a sketch, punch lines, and effective endings. Students will write a minimum of 6 sketches, and then watch them come to life as they are acted out in class!

***THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


INTRO TO IMPROV BASICS

This 90-minute workshop focuses on improvisational acting. Learn the techniques to improvise scenes and characters for auditions, ad-libbing, or just to sharpen your acting skills, in Miami's most popular improv class!

***THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN-PERSON AT THE JUST THE FUNNY THEATER & TRAINING CENTER***

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


¡IMPROVISATE! - CLASE DE IMPRO EN ESPAÑOL

Las 7 semanas de clase del nivel inicial se centran en la actuación de improvisación. Aprende técnicas para improvisar escenas y personajes para audiciones, improvisación en general o simplemente para pulir sus habilidades de actuación, en el curso de improvisación mas popular de Miami!

Las clases comienzan cada siete (7) semanas.

Siguiente Clase
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com


IMPROV FOR TEENS (Ages 12-16)

Our 7-week introductory course teaches teens to express themselves through improvisational acting. The course focuses on improvising scenes and characters through acting gameplay in a fun, supportive environment!

Next Class
TBD
To register, visit us at our box office or contact us at: classes@justthefunny.com