Comedy School

Beginning Improv w/ Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich is a body language expert, political consultant, improvisational actor, and personal coach. He is the founder CU in the Moment, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills.

Ulrich is a media consultant who can be seen on CNN, Headline News, Good Morning America, Fox Business News, MSNBC, ESPN, Dr. Oz, Washington’s USA Channel 9, and Fox 5 DC where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. In addition to his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is also a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. Ulrich trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use the new body language to transform their executive presence. He also served as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading brainstorming sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

Prior to founding CU in the Moment, Ulrich worked closely with top level government officials for over 18 years. He specializes in streamlining, organizing, and prioritizing the type of information that is presented to government officials through the briefing process. He served as a Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, Issue Director to Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Lieberman, Political Analyst at the Embassy of Japan, and as an effectiveness consultant for Energy Secretary Chu.

In his spare time, Ulrich regularly performs with Jive Turkey and Nox, improv comedy troupes in Washington, D.C. He was a cast member in Capital Gym, a comedy pilot that appeared on the Food Network’s Dinner Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine. Ulrich 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 the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. He recently earned a certification in Movement Pattern Analysis at Columbia College of Chicago.


Other Showtimes

This show is SOLD OUT!


Sundays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 17 (off Nov. 26), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This class can do it all. People use Beginning Improv training to kick-start their creative mind, meet new people, and improve teamwork skills. It can give you great new perspective on your everyday interactions, introduce you to a new hobby, or even serve as a first step into the entertainment world . Best of all, it's a LOT of fun.
This is the course where you'll learn the basics of improv. You'll also learn a number of games you can play just about anywhere, learn how to develop scenes and create characters within seconds, and learn exercises to help create "group mind" to better work and act together. Remember, improv isn't just for actors -- anyone from teachers to corporate trainers to anyone wanting to build stronger teams can benefit from the collaborative art of improv comedy.

Tuition for this class is $250. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations. All classes are 18 and over.



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.
  • There is a two-item minimum per customer. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items.

Seating Policies

  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage).
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival. If you require special accommodations (wheelchair access, etc.) please call the Improv at 202-296-7008 and inform us ahead of time.
  • If you purchased tickets and want to ensure that you are seated with another party that bought tickets separately, call the Improv at 202-296-7008 and inform us ahead of time.

Door Times

  • For "early" shows, doors usually open one hour before showtime. Seating for "late" shows usually begins 15-30 minutes before showtime. Check your e-mail confirmation for specifics.

Chris Ulrich is a body language expert, political consultant, improvisational actor, and personal coach. He is the founder CU in the Moment, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills.

Ulrich is a media consultant who can be seen on CNN, Headline News, Good Morning America, Fox Business News, MSNBC, ESPN, Dr. Oz, Washington’s USA Channel 9, and Fox 5 DC where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. In addition to his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is also a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. Ulrich trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use the new body language to transform their executive presence. He also served as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading brainstorming sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

Prior to founding CU in the Moment, Ulrich worked closely with top level government officials for over 18 years. He specializes in streamlining, organizing, and prioritizing the type of information that is presented to government officials through the briefing process. He served as a Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, Issue Director to Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Lieberman, Political Analyst at the Embassy of Japan, and as an effectiveness consultant for Energy Secretary Chu.

In his spare time, Ulrich regularly performs with Jive Turkey and Nox, improv comedy troupes in Washington, D.C. He was a cast member in Capital Gym, a comedy pilot that appeared on the Food Network’s Dinner Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine. Ulrich 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 the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. He recently earned a certification in Movement Pattern Analysis at Columbia College of Chicago.