Comedy School

Short-Form: Relationships & Story (with Conor O'Rourke)

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. Students will learn short-form improvisational games and exercises that harness the skills of listening, making strong choices, acceptance and other improv fundamentals. All this helps create interesting narratives which allow for engrossing character interactions. Students will play short-form games and exercises that they've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and in the DC Improv's Lounge.

Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: Conor O'Rourke has been performing comedy for more than 14 years. He was first introduced to improv in college, and he joined ComedySportz in 2009. Conor helped create the group Porkchop Volcano in 2013, which has performed at the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Brightbox Theater, the Charm City Comedy Festival and more. He has extensive experience leading corporate team-building workshops and has taught introductory improv classes both the DC Improv and the Comedy Spot (in Northern Virginia). Conor still regularly performs all around the DMV.

03/12/2024 7:00 PM

Door Time: 6:45 PM

Other Showtimes

Tuesdays, March 12 - April 9, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Graduation show Tuesday, April 23.

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. Students will learn short-form improvisational games and exercises that harness the skills of listening, making strong choices, acceptance and other improv fundamentals. All this helps create interesting narratives which allow for engrossing character interactions. Students will play short-form games and exercises that they've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and in the DC Improv's Lounge. Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: Conor O'Rourke has been performing comedy for more than 14 years. He was first introduced to improv in college, and he joined ComedySportz in 2009. Conor helped create the group Porkchop Volcano in 2013, which has performed at the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Brightbox Theater, the Charm City Comedy Festival and more. He has extensive experience leading corporate team-building workshops and has taught introductory improv classes both the DC Improv and the Comedy Spot (in Northern Virginia). Conor still regularly performs all around the DMV.


All sales are final. Refunds and exchanges are offered only when a show is canceled or rescheduled.


Class 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.
  • Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. Students will learn short-form improvisational games and exercises that harness the skills of listening, making strong choices, acceptance and other improv fundamentals. All this helps create interesting narratives which allow for engrossing character interactions. Students will play short-form games and exercises that they've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and in the DC Improv's Lounge.

Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: Conor O'Rourke has been performing comedy for more than 14 years. He was first introduced to improv in college, and he joined ComedySportz in 2009. Conor helped create the group Porkchop Volcano in 2013, which has performed at the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Brightbox Theater, the Charm City Comedy Festival and more. He has extensive experience leading corporate team-building workshops and has taught introductory improv classes both the DC Improv and the Comedy Spot (in Northern Virginia). Conor still regularly performs all around the DMV.