World's Greatest Improv School
Improv Grad School
WGIS (the World's Greatest Improv School) loves long-form improv, and wants you to be the best improviser you can be. Get in the flow and find your voice.
Now featuring 6-week core courses (in-person and online) to get you to improv mastery fast.
The World's Greatest Improv Drop-In is a series of workshops and classes led by Mike McLendon (WGIS, UCB, Second City, iO) and other guest teachers from the Los Angeles comedy community. Open to all levels, the drop-in is a pay as you go class. Each week will focus on a specific skill or lesson. Students do not have to pre-register. Just show up. Sunday mornings, 10am-noon, The Clubhouse. Details here.
Online and In Person
We have both online and in person classes, shows and teams here!
We offer two core classes that cover the fundamentals - 'Organic Core' and 'Premise Core.' Try those if you're new to improv (organic is suggested first). Besides those, everything is an elective meant for intermediate and advanced improvisers. Take what appeals to you. See our course catalog for more info.
We pick teams from our students. Teams run for 3-5 months. There are no auditions. To qualify, you simply have to taken any multi-week class within the last year or so. For online teams, we will ask for applications by emailing recent online students before we pick a new batch. For in person teams, we simply invite students from classes of the previous year.