Improv Classes

We offer workshops every Sunday night at 4:30 P.M. and every Monday night at 7 P.M.

Tom Soter’s students.



An ongoing drop-in class, for anyone who wants a quick tour of the improv world. The class, for all levels, features performers from the cast of Sunday Night Improv. You can do scenes with veteran improv performers – and then stay and see them perform in Sunday Night Improv! 

Class fee includes a ticket to that night’s performance of SNI at 6 P.M. 

 Time: Sunday, 4:30-5:30 P.M. 

Location: STAND-UP NEW YORK 236  West 78th


Fee: $10 per class; fee includes ticket to performance of Sunday Night Improv 

Instructor: Tom Soter  


An ongoing drop-in class, focusing on how to create improvised scenes and stories. Students are taught the basics of good scene work in a supportive environment. 

 Time: Monday, 7-9 P.M.

Location: 150 STUDIOS, 150 West 46thStreet 

FEe: $30  per class; $275 for ten classes

Instructor: Tom Soter


We also offer corporate workshops. Call/e-mail for more information.

“Our design department’s Improv ‘theory and practice’ sessions with Tom Soter were a remarkable experience for all of us. Over a two week period, the New York Design Department at kpe engaged in theatrical improvisation seminars. Having now experienced these improv sessions for myself, I realized all over again that we’ve got a really amazing group of individuals here – sharp, spontaneous, thoughtful, ingenious. and, did I say creative? The exercises ranged from simple speaking to collaborative storyline generation. 

“Tom Soter, the coach, designed this program especially for us to encompass the challenges of the studio environment – presence, articulation, presentation, cooperation, communication. I recommend the improv approach to everyone. At the very least, I think that as a department, it ‘re-introduced’ us to the qualities that make us a great team. Thanks again, Tom!” Scott Nazarian, executive, kpe advertising

The “jam,” which began in 1993, mixes and matches experienced improvisers from a wide variety of successful New York City improv troupes. The fluctuating cast members are all alumni of – or current performers at – such groups/theater companies as Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, The Unusual Suspects, The PIT, and UCB Theater. Regular performers include Tom Carrozza, Chris Griggs, Ian Prior, Carl Kissin, Rosemary Hyziak, Todd Cowdery, Amy Wilkinson, Larry Bell, Camille Theobold, Alex Berkowitz, and Tom Soter as “The Emcee.”

The Sunday Night Improv shows are at the STAND-UP NY COMEDY CLUB, 236 West 78th Street, just off Broadway, every Sunday at 6 PM. Admission is $10. Reservations: 212-353-7716. Attend the 4:30 to 5:30 PM class on Sundays and see  the show for free!