Register for a class in 2019
Wednesday, January 9th from 6:30-9:30pm

In this class students will learn the fundamental tools necessary for improv. They will learn the benefits of working as an ensemble by building skills in collaboration, support, listening and saying yes to the possibilities of anything.

Register today!

2x2x3 Log Roll Improv Jam
2 randomly selected improvisers
2 teams go head to head
3 minutes each
Play multiple times with multiple people. 
Free to play.
Free to watch.
Free to have fun.

Every Second Saturday at 8:30pm
Net Show Saturday January 12th 
Skewed News Hour!

You pick the news we pick it apart

Every 3rd Friday at 7pm
Tickets: $7

Reserve your tickets
Improv Triple Play

3 Teams improvise with a suggestion from the audience

Saturdays at 7pm
Tickets: $10 

Reserve your tickets
Be a part of the experience. Submit your team for the February schedule.
Submission form
Solo workshop with Kim Porter
Every Sunday from 6:30-9:30pm
$15 per session

Do you need something meaningful to do between acting gigs? Do you have a story you are itching to tell? Let award-winning writer/performer Kim Porter help you make that happen at the Solo Workshop.

This workshop is designed to help participants generate new material, support projects already in development, and offer accountability in a relaxed and generous small group environment.

The Solo Workshop is designed to meet the participant where they are and is therefore ideal for both beginners and established writer-performers. Because the Solo Workshop is employing an on-going, drop-in model for participation, artists can work at their own pace and budget.

For more information about the Solo Workshop contact Kim Porter at

Shortform Speakeasy 
Featured Performer:
Stewart Gross

Stewart has been improvizing for 3 years. One year in NYC at UCB and two in Phoenix. Teams he enjoys are Displacer, Verizonqwest, JaxN Reed, Skewed News and Honey. He has been influenced locally by Sam Haldiman, Jacque Arend, Jose Gonzalez, Marisol Chavez, Stacey Hanlon and Shane Shannon.
He enjoys the quickness of UCB training and is trying to balance that with finding the relationship in a scene.
Stewart enjoys the format Slacker that he performs with his group HOF. He also enjoys theme based formats like the team Snot he plays with combining improv with horror.

The thing Stewart enjoys about improv is the magical feeling of creating something out of nothing escpcially when playing a team that supports each other.

He loves the community he has found in Phoenix and is happy it's something his wife enjoys just as much.

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor: 
  Never be afraid to fail.

You can see Stewart perform with:
Hearts on Fire every 2nd Saturday
Featured team every fourth Saturday

Too Cubed

Cast: Andrew Hadder, Eric Storie, Javier Gilmore, Michael Ziman, Meredith Howell and Puneet Kuldeep Bajwa

Coming together in 2017, Too Cubed is a Phoenix-based improv ensemble that approaches The Harold with big characters and high energy.


The diverse cast provides compelling and interesting viewpoints on life, the universe, and everything. During their shows,

Too Cubed discovers deep connections between themselves and the audience through play and fun.

Slack Jam

3 randomly selected improvisers
3 minutes each

Enjoy this fast paced jam.
Don't get comfortable sitting down. You'll be up again before you know it.

Every fourth Saturday at 8:30pm
Next Show Saturday. January 26th

Register your team for the Pigtails Tournament

Have a team and want a chance for some extra stage time or a group you have been wanting to play with and want to see if you have the chemistry to be the next big thing? 

Submit your team for the next round of Pigtails Tournament.

Thursday, February 7th three teams will compete for the audience vote. The winning team will be invited back to defend their title the following month. To submit enter your team information through our team availability form..

Submit your team


Have a show idea you want to produce?

Friday nights are open for your programming desires. These shows are not limited to improv and can be anything ranging from stand up, music, sketch or whatever you would like to put up. 

If you have a show proposal put it together and submit it.
All submissions will be considered.

Submit your show idea
Six Week Master Class
with Shane Shannon 

Take your improv to the next level with the Second Beat Master Class. In this class, each student will have one-on-one dedicated instruction with multiple focuses and in-depth ensemble scene work in order to help the student become a more thoughtful and skilled performer.

Starts: Sunday, January 6th 11-2pm
Cost: $220
Class size: 6 
Experience: Level 3 or equivalent

Register today!
Featured Performer: Tara Jensen

Tara  first started improvising short form in Seattle with a group called Lipshtick. She was afraid to get into long form but said once she started classes it was like rididng a bike.
Tara met Phil Hartman after a performance at the Groundlings and thought it was a cool experience. She is also influenced by Carla Cackowski as a performer and by the team MuChuChu.
She doesn't feel like she has a specific style of play just yet although with her acting background she is largely driven by character and relationship. She wants to continue taking classes and learn about different styles and get more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
The best part of improvising for Tara is she feels more present and engaged in her daily life. Instead of just listening to respond she actually listening to hear what people say.

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor:
Never apologize for your performance

You can see Tara perform with:
Plunk! every 1st Saturday
Featured team every fourth Saturday

New Heart

Cast: Bryan Gerdes, Clifton Gray, Laurie Shellenbarger and Rachel Tullio

From audience suggestions, New Heart builds scenes with strong characters and points of view, allowing relationships to drive the discovery of concepts and connections throughout each show.

From the absurd and playful, to the real and ridiculous, shows often tackle complex themes such as renewal, loss, hope, stagnation, death and other hilarious tragedies that define the human spirit. New Heart strives to bring love, honesty, and passion to the world, one set at a time.

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