Comedy Classes

Anybody Can Take Classes

Our improvisation classes are for both adults and teens. If you’ve always wanted to try comedy, now is your chance. Improv classes can benefit everyone. Actors, doctors, baristas, and even pirates take our classes. Seriously, if a pirate can do it, so can you.

No Previous Experience Required

Learn to think in the moment. Improve your social skills. Get more comfortable being on stage or doing public speaking. Do things you never thought you could do. Find maps to lost treasure in the high seas of Schaumburg. Most importantly, have a great time.

Come Back Again & Again

Beginning Improv is 8 weeks of the basics, and once you get those you can take Advanced Improv as many times as you’d like. Each Advanced Improv session will have a different focus, teach new games, and culminate in a brand new show for friends and family.

We Also Teach Scripted Comedy

Even the performers on SNL started somewhere. Learn to apply improvisation to create and write comedy sketches.

2014 Class List


Foundations of Improv

The basics of improv and ensemble, no experience necessary!

Cost: $225

Duration: 8 Week Class

Monday Nights, 7:00 – 9:30pm

  • Mar 17 – May 5
  • May 12 – June 30 (May 26 class meets on Wed May 28)
  • Jul 7 – Aug 25
  • Sep 8 – Oct 27


Building on the skills of Foundations of Improv with a concentration on creating strong scenes.

Requirements: Must complete Foundations of Improv

Cost: $200 ($25 discount if you sign up more than 7 days in advance)

Duration: 8 Week Class

Monday Nights, 7:00 – 9:30pm

  • Mar 17 – May 5
  • May 12 – June 30 (May 26 class meets on Wed May 28)
  • Jul 7 – Aug 25
  • Sep 8 – Oct 27
  • Nov 3 – Dec 22

Advanced Improv

Each Advanced Improv class has a different focus and various teachers. Take as many times as you'd like.

Requirements: Must complete Scenework

Cost: $200 ($25 discount if you sign up more than 7 days in advance)

Duration: 8 Week Class + Show

All class shows are at 4:30pm. If there are two Advanced classes, shows are at 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Tuesday Nights, 7:00 – 9:30pm

  • Character: Jan 7 – Feb 25, Show on Mar 1
  • Strong Choices on Stage: Mar 4 – Apr 22, Show on Apr 26
  • Two & Three Person Scenes: May 6 – Jun 24, Show on Jun 28
  • Object Work & Environment: Jul 15 – Sep 2, Show on Sep 6
  • Relationship: Sep 9 – Oct 28, show on Nov 1

Improv Electives

taught by improv veteran Paul Grondy

Would you like to fee confident during scene work? Paul can help you relax and provide some tools to feel good about your choices at the start of your scenes.

Saturday, May 31, Noon – 3:00pm

Requirements: Advanced Improv

Class size limited to 12

Cost: $30

Duration: 3 hours

Space is limited.
Register Now: 847-240-0386

Fine Print: Laugh Out Loud is not responsible for any career change once classes have been completed, however, we will claim to have trained you once you become famous.

Finer Print:

  • Please note that all class enrollments and purchases are final and there are no refunds at any time.
  • A student may miss no more than 2 classes or they may be held back and/or cannot perform in the student showcase.
  • All students start with Beginning improv (even if you've taken classes elsewhere) in order to build ensemble.
  • Each student will receive a student ID plus four passes for guests that grants you admission to almost every show at the theater for free, but we ask that you are seated after our regular ticketed customers.
Laugh Out Loud Theater presents

Improv Comedy every weekend

Friday & Saturday
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Hilarious improv comedy where you'll never see the same show twice.

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Improv Triple Play

Sunday, July 27

Three improv teams in one great show. Tickets only $10.

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Laugh Out Loud Theater presents

8pm Thursdays
Tickets $12

Laugh Out Loud ensemble members take the stage with up-and-coming improvisers for three acts of hilarity!

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Free Open Mic

First and Third Sundays
of every month
7:00 pm

From seasoned comic to newcomer, this is the place to be. Hosted by Steve Long - sign up in advance or show up 45 min before showtime for one of the free spots.

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