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The Art of Improv.

Inspire. Innovate. Collaborate. Commit.

8360 East Raintree Drive, #110
Scottsdale Arizona   |   480.612.0298

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Live Improv Training Classes in Scottsdale!

Every Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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 our drop-in improv comedy class, every Wednesday night in North Scottsdale! Here’s what some of our students say about our classes:

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All classes are conducted in a fun, safe environment by Joe Hammer, founder of The Outcasters and author of The Improv Edge. and Blank To Brilliant. The Outcasters training includes both long and short form improv. Classes are open to anyone 18 or older. (Youth class interest? Click here).

For just 20 bucks our drop-in class will get you two hours of warm ups, games and improv comedy coaching. There is no prior acting or comedy experience required to start training with us; we’ll teach you everything you need to know! Should they desire, students who continue in our training classes are eligible to participate in our performance ensembles. Classes are held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We start and end on time. Doors close at 6:05, so 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. Individuals suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied entry to the class.

Classes are held at 8360 East Raintree Drive (Raintree Crossing Building) in N. Scottsdale – just 2 minutes off the 101, Raintree exit.  We look forward to seeing you and making stuff up!

Please visit our FAQ Page for additional class details.
Serious Students of Improv? Become a Premier Class Member!

We recommend drop-in class participants PRE-REGISTER (unless you are a Premier or Masterclass member)

We’re located off the Raintree exit, just two minutes off the 101
(Raintree Crossing Building)

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Gentle Enough for Beginners. Strong Enough for Professionals!

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Live Improv Training Classes in Scottsdale!

Get Creative. 

Build Confidence.

Meet Fun People.

Discover Your Funny with IMPROV!

Due to covid we are temporarily requiring drop-in class participants to PRE-REGISTER for classes. Classes begin December 2nd, 2020

Gentle Enough for Beginners. Strong Enough for Professionals!

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We'd love to keep you in the loop with our latest classes, workshops, special training events and shows. We'll even send you an occasional improv tip! And your email
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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!