The Art of Improv.

Inspire. Innovate. Collaborate. Commit.

8360 East Raintree Drive, #110
Scottsdale Arizona   |   480.612.0298

Live Improv Training Classes!

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Joe Hammer, Improv Coach and author of The Improv Edge

Get Creative! 

Build Confidence!

Meet Fun People!

Discover Your Funny with IMPROV!

Do you enjoy the hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Now you can learn improv and put YOUR funny on at The Outcasters improv comedy classes! All classes are conducted in a fun, safe environment by improv coach Joe Hammer, founder of The Outcasters and author of The Improv Edge. The Outcasters training includes both long and short form improv. Classes are open to anyone 18 or older. (If you interested in our Improvgenics Youth Classes, click here).

Whether you become a Premier Class Member, enjoying both our live and virtual classes, or just drop in for a class whenever you desire, The Outcasters offers class options for anyone interested in the art of improvisation! 

You’ll get two hours of warm-ups, games and improv comedy coaching in every class. There is no prior acting or comedy experience required to start training with us; we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Premier class members who continue in our training classes can be eligible to participate in our Masterclass Training and performance ensembles.

Our Virtual (Zoom) Classes are held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Arizona time). 

Our Live Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm, at 8360 East Raintree Drive #110 in N. Scottsdale. (2 minutes off the 101, in the Raintree Crossing plaza). 

Our Masterclasses are held every Wednesday evening from 8:00-9:00 pm, after our weekly live class.

Classes start and end on time. Don’t be late! Late arrivals are disruptive to the class so please plan on arriving at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Student audio or video recording of class activity is not permitted.

We look forward to seeing you and making stuff up! 

About Our Classes:

Outcasters Improv Class in ScottsdaleOur Premier Class Membership are for the more serious improv student and includes both Wednesday night LIVE and Tuesday night ZOOM classes. Registration for classes is not required from Premier class members. Premier class membership is $75 per month via autopay. ($8.65 per class).

Questions? Visit our FAQ page!

Outcasters Improv Class in Scottsdale

Our Masterclass Package includes both Wednesday night LIVE and Tuesday night ZOOM classes. It also includes Masterclass Long-Form classes from 8–9 pm, immediately following the Wednesday night class. Masterclass membership is $100 per month via autopay. ($11.53 per class). Note: The Masterclass is only available for Premier Members who are invited to participate in this advanced class. 

Questions? Visit our FAQ page!

Outcasters Improv Classes in Scottsdale

Drop in classes are for students who aren’t as “devoted” to their improv practice, or choose to only occasionally attend classes. 

Live Drop In Classes are held on Wednesday nights from 6-8:00 pm, $20 per class. Drop-in class students are required to register for classes here or “pay at the door.”

Virtual (Zoom) Classes are held on Tuesday Nights, 6-8:00 pm, $10 per class. Zoom class students are required to register for classes.

Register for Virtual or Live classes here:

Questions? Visit our FAQ page!

the Outcasters Youth Improv Class

Improvgenics introduces students to core-level skills in creativity, spontaneity, listening, acceptance, confidence-building, collaborative creativity and teamwork – all in an active and humorous way!

Students will learn life-enhancing principles of Improv such as agreement, support in ensemble work, getting over stage-fright and being in the moment. And it all happens in a “learn by doing,” kind and safe environment that will have them up on their feet and playing from day one.

Visit our Youth Improv page for full details

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Live Improv Training Classes in Scottsdale!

Get Creative. 

Build Confidence.

Meet Fun People.

Discover Your Funny with IMPROV!

Gentle Enough for Beginners. Strong Enough for Professionals!

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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!

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!