Comedy Classes

The Sick Puppies Comedy Training Center has been the standard for South Florida Improv and Comedy since 2012.  

Whether you’re a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills or a student looking to meet new friends, Sick Puppies Comedy is the place to be.  

Boca Raton’s Improv, Stand Up, & Sketch Writing School

Our instructors are working performers who have toured the country, published writers, and incredible teachers. Using a curriculum developed over 6+ years, classes at SPC create a fun, welcoming, safe environment for anyone trying something new.

Student Benefits

  • Free Shows: Come see any Sick Puppies Comedy Show for free with the exception of special events

  • Discounts on Workshops and Special Events

  • Complimentary admission to other improv shows in South Florida

 

Improv Acting Classes

Sick Puppies Comedy: Shallow Howl

Sick Puppies Comedy: Shallow Howl

In this five level series we take you from beginner to expert. Some people associate improv with the TV show Whose Line is It Anyway and we will be playing some of the games you see in that show, while also incorporating influences from Second CityIO (formerly Improv Olympic)UCBThe Groundlings and many other improv programs around the country.

Test Drive Class

Beginners Drop-in Improv Class

One night only. Have you always wanted to try improv classes, but aren't sure if you will enjoy it? Will it be a good fit for your personality? (The answers to all of these are yes, by the way, because the fundamentals of improv are beneficial to almost everyone). Try our test drive class! We open the doors to our classroom and let you play around and learn some basic improv games while meeting our instructors and other students.

 
Sick Puppies scene: Eddie and Sara

Sick Puppies scene: Eddie and Sara

Level 1

Beginners Improv: Permission to Play 

Learn the basics of improv, how to think quicker on your feet, trust and act on impulse, become more comfortable with the unknown react in a true and honest way and build self confidence.  This level is for everyone.  We believe that everyone should learn how to improvise to be more flexible, work on group collaboration, and have mindfulness. [Read More]

Level 2

Developing Characters in Scenes

Learn how to create interesting and robust characters in scenes that operate from the top of your intelligence while recognizing patterns in scenes, collecting information and clues on how to heighten scenes and throw away unnecessary details as well.  Continue to be introduced to new short form games to help your characters develop.

Level 3

Intro to Long Form

Learn how to improvise for an infinite amount of time.  Never run out of ideas, characters or “what’s next”.  You will be introduced to longer structure and forms.  We will also identify “Group Mind”.

Level 4

Advanced Long Form

This level deepens your skill set by finding truthfulness, creating strong base realities, authentic relationship, and intros.  This class should give you the confidence to improvise with anyone in the country.

Level 5

The Harold

This is the Holy Grail of Improvisation.  Developed in the 80’s by Charna Halpern and Del Close, this is the universal format that all advanced improvisers are familiar with.  However, it is the most involved of any format.  You essentially learn how to improvise a play from start to finish.

 

Stand Up Classes

Online Stand Up Class

Yes, you can learn how to do stand up comedy online. Six sections with 21 lessons take you step by step on how to write a joke, use a microphone and get on stage! Click here to take the online class now!

Introduction to Stand Up Class

Learn how to write and perform stand up comedy. The goal is for you to have a funny 5 minute set that you can perform at any open mic or stand up event with confidence. Learn some of the business of stand up comedy and what it takes to make it. (Open to all. No prerequisite required)

Advanced Stand Up Comedy

Learn how to become a focused writer, create a system for success that puts you up on stage often and collaborate with your class to help find your unique voice. (Audition or Into to Stand Up required)

 

Sketch Writing Classes

Learn to write short and funny sketches similar to those you might find on SNL, Second City, or the web!

 

Tao of Improv Class

You can only find this class here, at Sick Puppies Comedy. Author of the book, The Tao of Improv, Tom Neile takes any improviser at any skill level and transforms them into improv powerhouses. You have to be thick-skinned and take criticism. It’s coached more like a contact sport than an acting class.

 

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Due to the collaborative nature of our classes, all sales are final. We are unable to offer refunds or returns. You may qualify for a credit or transfer to another class with a written request. We require a minimum number of registered students per class to assure the best experience for all involved.