Comedy School

Advanced Improv: The LaRontage

In this class, we will explore a hybrid format of the dynamic character-driven LaRonde and the fun and fast pace vignettes of Montage. Learn to create and develop a host of compelling characters, explore the environments they inhabit, and discover their dynamic relationships in moment. The LaRontage will challenge actors to play with heightened complexity and enrich performance style. Leverage this opportunity to continue to hone your improvisational comedic voice and discover ways to bring it to the ensemble. This format will invite students to adapt it, add to it, or even break it.

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.

Other Showtimes

This show is SOLD OUT (or all available tickets are currently in online shopping carts). If you're hoping for last-minute availability, you are welcome to call our box office (202-296-7008).

Saturdays, July 13 - August 10, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Graduation show August 17 at 3:15 p.m. Participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 for this in-person class.

With instructor Chris Ulrich. In this class, we will explore a hybrid format of the dynamic character-driven LaRonde and the fun and fast pace vignettes of Montage. Learn to create and develop a host of compelling characters, explore the environments they inhabit, and discover their dynamic relationships in moment. The LaRontage will challenge actors to play with heightened complexity and enrich performance style. Leverage this opportunity to continue to hone your improvisational comedic voice and discover ways to bring it to the ensemble. This format will invite students to adapt it, add to it, or even break it.

Prerequisite: A level 3 improv class or some experience with long-form improv.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


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

In this class, we will explore a hybrid format of the dynamic character-driven LaRonde and the fun and fast pace vignettes of Montage. Learn to create and develop a host of compelling characters, explore the environments they inhabit, and discover their dynamic relationships in moment. The LaRontage will challenge actors to play with heightened complexity and enrich performance style. Leverage this opportunity to continue to hone your improvisational comedic voice and discover ways to bring it to the ensemble. This format will invite students to adapt it, add to it, or even break it.

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.