Level 1  |  Level  2  |  Minor League 

We've been called one of the top eight improv comedy schools from around the nation by Paste Magazine.  CSz Classes are a fun, supportive way to learn improvisational thinking, gain self-confidence, develop business soft-skills and meet people.  Learn more about our Sacramento improv comedy classes below and be sure to watch the famous Why Not? video.  Our head instructor, Chris Crotty, is the President and Artistic Director of CSz Sacramento.  Chris has over 23 year performing all type of improv with ComedySportz, the National Comedy Theater, Theatresports, and other organizations.  He has taught improv for 18 years at all levels and has led over 500 public classes.  Chris has studied with instructors from CSz, IO, UCB, NCT, and other theaters.

Level 1 (Beginner)

Testimonials from students of CSz Sacramento's Beginner Improv Class.

Learn the basic skills of an improvisor whether you want to perform or just benefit from a fun, valuable life skill!  This course introduces improv craft, trust, team building, improv exercises, scene work, and games. It is not focused to ComedySportz or any other specific format, and introduces several main forms of improv.  There are also many examples provided on how improv applies to different aspects of everyday profession and personal life.


This course meets once a week for 6 weeks, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  $120 total (or $90 discount for teachers, students, seniors, and military).  We also offer scholarships and work study for members of underserved communities.  Student are also welcome to re-take all or part of the class at no charge in case they miss any sessions due to work, illness, travel, etc., want a refresher, or want to provide support for a friend taking the class for the first time.

CSz Level 1 improv classes start 6 times a year. The next regular classes begin Monday, January 7, 7-9 PM .  You can register with a $60 deposit by clicking on the button below.

Watch the famous "Why Not?" video to hear from actual Level 1 students.

Level 2 (Intermediate)

Prerequisite: completion of Level 1 (or equivalent)

In this course you’ll strengthen your scene skills including character development, use of relationships and status, space object work, and more.  Include both story based and pattern based improv.  Explore different types of long form and utilize some specific improv games to hone specific craft.  The students have the option of performing a long form improv comedy show on the CSz Sacramento stage for an invited audience of family and friends! 

This class meets once a week for 6 weeks from 7:00PM - 9:00PM.  Next session starts Wednesday 7/18.


ComedySportz Minor League

Prerequisites: completion of Levels 1 & 2 (or equivalent, successful tryout

Members of this team receive free weekly training, perform in shows, and have the opportunity to tryout for the ComedySportz Sacramento Main Stage team.

Private Workshops

We can develop a customer workshop for any level, age, or group size.  We can focus on specific skill sets or offer broad instruction.  Available at our Sacramento theater or on-site throughout the region.

School Programs

We can create a custom program for your school whether you want just a few classes or a full program throughout the school year.  Our experienced instructors have worked with K-12 students at all grades within schools in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and more.