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The Improv Resource Center is located in Chicago, the home of long form improvisation. We offer classes in improv comedy and sketch writing.

Learn the Game of the Scene

At the IRC, we believe that improvisation is a craft that can be learned. We help our students assemble and practice a process that can be applied to any scene. We break down improv into learnable skills that can be mastered and applied to their scenework. A good improvisor should be as confident in their process as a weaver is in making rugs or a carpenter in building houses. You can learn the steps, and with practice master how to consistently generate good scenes, and sometimes great ones.

More Info on the Core Improv Program ->

What is the Improv Resource Center

The IRC was founded by Kevin Mullaney in the mid 1990s. The online presence of the IRC includes the forums, the wiki, a podcast and a news site.

Take a Drop In Class

Not sure you want to sign up for 8 weeks? Take a drop in class! We offer one day drop in classes on various topics with some great teachers. Check out our SceneBlast classes where we you can do maximum scenes in front of multiple teachers. View the the full list of classes currently registering.