Welcome

Welcome to the latest incarnation of the oldest repository of improvisational comedy structures on the internet. One cannot learn improv comedy from a web page, however the list of improv structures included here will definitely help.


Learn Improv is getting an update to celebrate its 25th year.

  • Updating posts and pages to Gutenberg on WordPress
  • Adding synonyms and variations to the lists and random streams
  • Adding new structures
  • Updating the didactic elements
  • Correcting typing anomalies and grammar travesties

Learn Improv works with GOALS not rules.


Learn Improv believes in a safe and supportive environment.


Learn Improv teaches that every offer needs LACE

  • Listen
    • with you ears, eyes, heart, brain
  • Accept
    • accept the offer as real
  • Commit
    • to your first idea, it is great
  • Expand
    • add a tiny bit

Learn Improv uses the narrative framework of STEPS

  • Setting
    • environment and mime objects
  • Ties
    • characters and relationships
  • Explore
    • “something” from setting or ties
  • Propel
    • move the “something” along a story
  • Sort
    • solution not necessary

Have fun.