Comedy School

Advancing the Harold Online with Chris Ulrich

This online class builds on the "intro to the Harold" class, delving deeper into the Harold structure. We'll be playing with new openings, deeper scene connections and building trust to organically discover theme- and game-based 3rd beats. Also, it focuses intensely on mapping, acting, editing, creating multiple storylines and deepening group mind. The class is an opportunity for improvisers to express themselves, continue to hone their Improv skills and deepen trust within the ensemble in order to create a dynamic long-form piece. 4B includes a student performance. (Prerequisite: Intro to the Harold or equivalent Harold training.) This class will be conducted online via video conferencing. Participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.

About the Instructor: Chris Ulrich teaches classes in beginning improv, advanced short-form improv and long-form improv. He has been performing since 2003. Currently, Chris performs regularly in a number of Improv troupes including Jive Turkey, Nox, and King Bee. He has studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Also, he has coached and led workshops for Improv troupes in the DC area.

Chris was a cast member in the DC based comedy pilot, Capital Gym, which was entered in the 2009 NexTV Pilot Competition and has appeared on the Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" with Chef Robert Irvine. He also serves as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading creative strategy sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

In addition to Improv training, Chris is the founder of CU in the Moment LLC, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on CNN, MSNBC, "Dr. Oz," Headline News, "Dr. Drew," "Nancy Grace," Washington’s USA Channel 9, and "Let's Talk Live," where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. Along with his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. He trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use new body language to transform their executive presence.

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Sundays, November 29 - December 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Online graduation show Monday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This online class builds on the "intro to the Harold" class, delving deeper into the Harold structure. We'll be playing with new openings, deeper scene connections and building trust to organically discover theme- and game-based 3rd beats. Also, it focuses intensely on mapping, acting, editing, creating multiple storylines and deepening group mind. The class is an opportunity for improvisers to express themselves, continue to hone their Improv skills and deepen trust within the ensemble in order to create a dynamic long-form piece. 4B includes a student performance. (Prerequisite: Intro to the Harold or equivalent Harold training.) This class will be conducted online via video conferencing. Participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.


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Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.

This online class builds on the "intro to the Harold" class, delving deeper into the Harold structure. We'll be playing with new openings, deeper scene connections and building trust to organically discover theme- and game-based 3rd beats. Also, it focuses intensely on mapping, acting, editing, creating multiple storylines and deepening group mind. The class is an opportunity for improvisers to express themselves, continue to hone their Improv skills and deepen trust within the ensemble in order to create a dynamic long-form piece. 4B includes a student performance. (Prerequisite: Intro to the Harold or equivalent Harold training.) This class will be conducted online via video conferencing. Participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.

About the Instructor: Chris Ulrich teaches classes in beginning improv, advanced short-form improv and long-form improv. He has been performing since 2003. Currently, Chris performs regularly in a number of Improv troupes including Jive Turkey, Nox, and King Bee. He has studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Also, he has coached and led workshops for Improv troupes in the DC area.

Chris was a cast member in the DC based comedy pilot, Capital Gym, which was entered in the 2009 NexTV Pilot Competition and has appeared on the Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" with Chef Robert Irvine. He also serves as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading creative strategy sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

In addition to Improv training, Chris is the founder of CU in the Moment LLC, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on CNN, MSNBC, "Dr. Oz," Headline News, "Dr. Drew," "Nancy Grace," Washington’s USA Channel 9, and "Let's Talk Live," where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. Along with his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. He trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use new body language to transform their executive presence.