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The Art of Improv.

Inspire. Innovate. Collaborate. Commit.

8360 East Raintree Drive, #110
Scottsdale Arizona   |   480.612.0298

We're The Outcasters!

Zoom Classes – Every Tuesday, 6-8:00 pm
Live
Classes – Every Wednesday, 6-8:00 pm

The Outcasters are a family-friendly Improvisational Comedy Troupe and Improv Training Center, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded by entertainer and improviser Joe Hammer, author of The Improv Edge – How the art of improv can boost your confidence, enrich your life and fast-track you to a more energized and motivated presence! and Blank To Brilliant – Mastering communication skills through the power of improv! 

The Outcasters are a group of fun souls committed to 100% pure, unrefined improvisation comedy. We make up scenes and situations live using only audience suggestions. No planning. No scripts. No net. 

The Outcasters hold live drop-in improv classes every Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 pm in North Scottsdale, just a couple minutes off the 101, Raintree exit, as well as weekly online Zoom classes every Tuesday from 6-7/7:30 pm MST. We also offer more in-depth training and workshops on both short and long form improvisation. All of our classes are conducted in a safe and supportive environment where creativity can flourish.

Our stage antics will be familiar to those who have watched the hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Our players are experienced in the local improv scene and we offer a variety of classes, workshops and shows throughout the year, performing regularly at local venues as well as private events.  We are also proud to financially assist local non-profit organizations with our Improv for a Cause program!

Our improv is all about thinking on our feet, making stuff up on the spot, and deeply hoping nobody realizes we’re flying by the seat of our pants. We often invite our audience members to suggest topics for us to use in scenes and sometimes even join us onstage for fun games and imaginative stories!

We welcome you to join us for a class or show! Each of The Outcasters’ shows is a “World Premiere” that’s never been seen before and will never be seen again! C’mon, flex your creative muscles and join us as we make stuff up! Scroll down and take a look at our many improv training and entertainment programs!

Here’s what some of our students have to say about classes with The Outcasters:

Kudos from Joe Hammers clients!
The Outcasters Improv Class

“I fell head over heels for improv classes on my first session. Everything was amazing …  the people, the structure, Joe’s insights, the laughs!”

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“I came to The Outcasters having never done Improv. One night and I’m hooked!”

The Outcasters Improv Troupe members had the opportunity to hang with Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray after their wonderful Whose Live Anyway? show. Great guys!

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Online Classes – Every Tuesday, 6-7/7:30 pm
Live
Classes – Every Wednesday, 6-8:00 pm

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Drop In Improv Class

Join us every Wednesday night from 6-8:30 pm, and “get your funny on” at our drop-in improv comedy class! No previous experience required!
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Corporate Training

Stronger teamwork. More effective collaboration. Innovative brainstorming. Unleash the very best in your team through the power of Improvisation!
Tell Me More!

Outcasters for Hire

Need unique entertainment? Invite The Outcasters Improv Comedy Troupe to your event! We promise to make it an unforgettable one!
Tell Me More!

Kids and Teen Improv

Our Youth improv programs rock! Students will open their imagination and creativity through scenes and a variety of improv theater games.
Tell Me More!

Improv for a Cause!

We'll partner with you to raise money for your group, foundation, school or organization. Collaborate with us to create a unique, interactive fundraising experience!
Tell Me More!

Improv Workshops

We offer a variety of public and private training workshops in the art form of improvisation! Join us to deepen your fun!
Tell Me More!

Team Building

We’ll empower strong, positive and creative communication for members at every level of your organization's team!
Tell Me More!

Specialty Classes

We are honored to bring in amazing instructors in other fields of entertainment outside of improv! Join us and learn from the best!
Tell Me More!

Get "The Improv Edge"

Get your copy of our founder Joe Hammer's book, The Improv Edge. Put the power of improvisation to work in your life!
Get It Now!

We're The Outcasters, nice to meet ya!

The Outcasters are a family-friendly Improvisational Comedy Troupe and Training Center headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded by entertainer and improviser Joe Hammer, author of The Improv Edge, The Outcasters are a group of fun souls committed to 100% pure, unrefined improvisation comedy. We make up scenes and situations live using only audience suggestions. No planning. No scripts. No net. 

The Outcasters Improv Comedy TroupeOur stage antics will be familiar to those who have watched the hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Our players are experienced in the local improv scene and we offer a variety of classes, workshops and shows throughout the year, performing regularly at local venues as well as private events.  We are also proud to financially assist local non-profit organizations with our Improv for a Cause program!

Our improv antics are all about thinking on our feet, making stuff up on the spot, and deeply hoping nobody realizes we’re flying by the seat of our pants. We often invite our audience members to suggest topics for us to use in scenes and sometimes even join us onstage for fun games and imaginative stories!

The Outcasters hold drop-in improv classes weekly in North Scottsdale, just a couple minutes off the 101, Raintree exit. We also offer more in-depth training and workshops on both short and long form improvisation. We welcome you to join us for a class or show! Each of The Outcasters’ shows is a “World Premiere” that’s never been seen before and will never be seen again!

C’mon, flex your creative muscles and join us as we make stuff up! Scroll down and take a look at our many improv training and entertainment programs!

Note: We require registration for drop-in classes. Online classes are also available! 

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Drop In Improv Class

Join us Wednesday nights 6-8:30 pm, and “get your funny on” at our drop-in improv comedy class! No previous experience required!
Tell Me More!

Corporate Training

Stronger teamwork. More effective collaboration. Innovative brainstorming. Unleash the very best in your team through the power of Improvisation!
Tell Me More!

Outcasters for Hire

Need unique entertainment? Invite The Outcasters Improv Comedy Troupe to your event! We promise to make it an unforgettable one!
Tell Me More!

Kids and Teen Improv

Our Youth improv programs rock! Students will open their imagination and creativity through scenes and a variety of improv theater games.
Tell Me More!

Improv for a Cause!

We'll partner with you to raise money for your group, foundation, school or organization. Collaborate with us to create a unique, interactive fundraising experience!
Tell Me More!

Improv Workshops

We offer a variety of public and private training workshops in the art form of improvisation! Join us to deepen your fun!
Tell Me More!

Team Building

We’ll empower strong, positive and creative communication for members at every level of your organization's team!
Tell Me More!

Specialty Classes

We are honored to bring in amazing instructors in other fields of entertainment outside of improv! Join us and learn from the best!
Tell Me More!

Get "The Improv Edge"

Get your copy of our founder Joe Hammer's book, The Improv Edge. Put the power of improvisation to work in your life!
Get It Now!

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Meet the Outcasters' Chameleon Mascot, Banter!

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As a perceptive chameleon, Banter recognizes the importance of being adaptable. Banter came to be the Outcasters’ mascot after trying to find a place to cool off from the blazing Arizona sun. He stumbled inside a drop-in improv class and, after seeing what The Outcasters were all about, he quickly realized he was home! Whether you’re an experienced improviser, just beginning your improv journey, or attending one of our shows, Banter invites you to join us!

Joe Hammer - Your Improv Coach Joe Hammer has been actively presenting powerful personal and business development seminars and entertainment programs for decades. Complimenting his book, THE IMPROV EDGE, Joe’s improv classes and workshops deliver high-impact content from his extensive training with Magnet Theater, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Impro Theatre, including disciplines with fellow improv authors, Mick Napier of The Annoyance Theater and Will Hines of UCB.

Joe’s classes go beyond simple improv games; you’ll discover practical and constructive principles of both short and long form improvisation – all while enjoying ample stage time, personalized coaching and considerate feedback. There’s something new in every class!

And it’s all taught in a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental setting. No egos. No harassment. No criticism. Just progressive improv training in a positive environment!