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Flat Improv - Online improv classes, jams, livestreams

Hello improv friends!

Online improv is great. I greatly appreciate being able to take classes, do shows, and talk with you fine people online despite living way out in a forest on an island. That's pretty great. 


And online improv is REAL LIFE! Y'all. Just sayin'. If you gotta live virtual for whatever reason, it's real life. And REAL improv. Valid. Counts. And good.


Speaking of which.


I have a character class coming up on September 24th. It will have new character exercises designed to really help you let go and commit in a scene. Stuff we can't do in a jam. Want to give it a try? Yes. We'll do lots of characters with strong POVs and specific details you can play with in scenework. It's currently sold out, but get on the waitlist because spots often open up




Submit your Online Improv Class, Jam, Show, Team, Livestream

You can now submit your improv stuff to the FlatImprov.com website. It will appear as a page, and you can add things to the calendar. I added new categories for comedy writing and online teams, and you can opt to add classes (etc) to the calendar.


Calendar Returns

As mentioned above, you can opt to add your class, jam, show, livestream to the calendar. The calendars are now live here (again). I am working on maybe having a way to add just to the calendar via a short form, but it's buggy AF (still) because too-many-integrations.


Twitch Shows

WGIS Online Teams are about to resume for Season 2 on Weegis Twitch, which is great. That's all. Does your school or team have a Twitch or YouTube for your shows? You can add your school's streaming location or online team to the website so people can find you. Do that here.

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Submit Online Improv Class, Jam, Livestream, School, Coaching, or Podcast to the site
You can submit your online improv class, workshop, jam, livestream, school, coaching practice or podcast to FlatImprov.com. This will create a new page on the website for your improv thing. And it costs you nothing.

Free Upcoming Jams

These are fun.

Remember to support the schools/orgs who host any free jams (etc) you attend by going to the odd class at the school or with the host. Supporting their work keeps the jams going and/or free!

  • Soon! Register now! Thursday August 31, 9am PT: Queen City Long Form Jam hosted by Jen. Register free.
  • Friday September 1, 11am PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting). Zoom link
  • Friday September 1, 5pm PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (Adam is hosting). Zoom link. [We'll probably hang out afterwards - post jam hang.]
  • Friday September 8, 11am PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting). Zoom link
  • Friday September 8, 5pm PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (Jen is hosting). Zoom link. [We'll probably hang out afterwards - post jam hang.]
  • Thursday September 14, 9am PT: Queen City Long Form Jam hosted by Jen. Register free.

Got one to mention in the next newsletter? You can submit it now. Online. Using this form.

Upcoming WGIS (Weegis) Classes

A bunch of new classes were announced at WGIS (world's niftiest improv school) a few weeks ago, then went online. Since then, more classes have been added!  Below are the classes that have open spots. You can also go to the website and get yourself added to waitlists for other classes.


Hey, walk with me. So if you only do online improv... you know that feeling when the zoom quits are you're kinda like "what just happened?" and/or "who are all those people I just did a thing with?" and you're standing in your dark basement gazing out the window and feeling like... okay now what, life? ANYWAY. Is it just me? No? Yeah? ANYWAY. Yeah? Let's keep walking and move on to the point... WGIS classes now come with a link to a post-class hangout to get to know your classmates after class, chat improv, whatever. Sign up for a class, get a class and an optional hangout too. No more strangers. Meet new friends.


Multi-class Workshops:

Date noted is first class of series. There are more classes online with waitlists.

One Day Workshops:

Free Online Shows

Free on Twitch:

Holy Shit Improv (above show) has Nicole Byer, Marcy Jarreau, Madeline Walter, Brendan Hunt, Lisa Gilroy, Carl Tart, Suzi Barrett, Casey Feigh, Colton Dunn & Ethan Edenburg. Like... watch that shit. Join their Patreon and watch it whenever.

Other Online Improv Livestreams:

Have an online show or livestream you want on this list in the next newsletter? (Free or not free). Or maybe an improv podcast we should hear? Submit that ish.

Submitted Online Classes

These classes were submitted to us! Writing for Satire from Improv College, and a core level 1 from Improv Hub. Check them out! 

Writing For Satire
Event Description: Satirical articles and headlines are some of the most shared items online today. The really good ones stay with you and come to mind when confronted with the…
Learn Improv Online- Level 1 Thursdays AEST @ Improv Hub
Event Description: Let's have some fun and learn new skills! (no experience necessary) This 4-week course will introduce you to the art of improv with a focus on core improvisational…
Submitted Improv Podcasts
Banterpreneurs- An improvised small business podcast
Podcast Description:   Through the medium of banter and improvisation, hosts Laura Piccardi and Lindsay Drummond draw on their expertise as coaches, improvisers and small business owners to unpack the…


I guess that's it! Thanks for taking a walk with me. Thanks for reading. Thanks for BEING YOU!


Support this newsletter by taking a class or something to keep online improv alive n kicking. Yay classes! Yay online improv! It's REAL LIFE!


Things are getting weird around the farm.


Thanks for taking improv online! I hope to see you in a class or jam soon! But seriously. Reply if you have any questions or just want to chat improv nerd stuff.



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