Comedy Classes

Welcome in! We are Vancouver’s home for improv and sketch comedy classes led by world-class comedians from many award-winning Canadian groups, including Hip.Bang! and The Sunday Service.

Omicron Postponement, January 2022

Well, this is no fun! In the interests of safety, we are postponing all in-person classes until February.

All students who are registered for a Semester 33 class will automatically be registered for that class’ new dates. You will also receive an email from us with the option to hold that spot, switch to a different digital or in-person class, or get a refund. The website is updated below with all the new class dates.

We expect to have quite a busy admin week, so it may take us an extra day or two to get back to each reply, bear with us!

We’re very excited for what will still be a very excellent semester. We’ll see you for big laughs very soon.

The Blind Tiger Comedy Team

Read on for more on our terrific improv comedy classes and dive into the one that’s right for you! If you have any questions, you can always grab answers by emailing info@blindtigercomedy.ca

IN-PERSON IMPROV

Intro 1

Tuesdays, February 1 – March 22 – exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, as People of Colour, and/or as women, trans or femme!

Saturdays, February 5 – March 5

Saturdays, February 5 – April 2

Saturdays, February 5 – March 26 – exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Colour

Sundays, February 6 – March 27 – sold out!

Sundays, February 20 – March 20

Monday to Friday, February 21-25

Tuesdays, March 8 – April 5 – sold out!

Saturdays, March 12 – April 9

Intro 2

Tuesdays, February 1 – March 1 – sold out!

Sundays, February 6 – March 6 – sold out!

Sundays, February 20 – March 20

Monday to Friday, February 28 – March 4

Mondays, March 14 – April 11 – exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, as People of Colour, and/or as women, trans or femme!

Advanced Scenes 1 

Saturdays, February 5 – March 26

Mondays, February 7 – March 7 – sold out!

Sundays, March 13 – April 10 – sold out!

Advanced Scenes 2 

Sundays, February 6 – March 13

Long Form 1 

Sundays, February 6 – March 27

Long Form 2 

Sundays, February 6 – March 27 – sold out!

Bloc Teams – Build your own team and start anytime!

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – LEARN MORE

IN-PERSON SKETCH COMEDY

Sketch 1

Tuesdays, February 1 – March 22 – recently added!

Mondays, February 7 – March 28

Sketch 4 (!)

Sundays, February 6 – April 10

DIGITAL IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY CLASSES

Our world-class comedy classes designed specifically for your learning and performing enjoyment online. Accessible from anywhere in the world with a reasonable internet connection!

Digital Intro 1

Sundays, February 13 – May 1

UBCimprov x Blind Tiger Comedy Digital HYBRID Intro 1

Tuesdays, January 25 – March 1

Digital Intro 2

Wednesdays, January 26 – March 16

Digital Sketch 1

Thursdays, February 10 – March 31

ELECTIVES

LGBTQ+prov with Syd Campbell – Saturday, February 26

STAND UP CLASSES

Our 2022 stand up classes will be announced soon! (Our teachers are busy blowing up, give us a minute!)

NEW: Gift Cards anytime, anywhere, any class

About Our Classes

At Blind Tiger Comedy, you’ll learn how to create scenes and shows that audiences love. You’ll study and perform with members of Canadian Comedy Award nominees and winners The Sunday Service and Hip.Bang! as well as the rest of our stacked faculty, and find your voice in one or all of our long form, shortform, sketch, or stand-up streams.

Our classes prioritize performance opportunities, and senior students may be invited to participate in one of our house teams. While each teacher brings a unique voice and approach to a class’ particular content, the core curriculum of each class will be consistent.

Want to take a class but can’t make the time listed? Join our mailing list at the bottom of this page and you’ll be updated every time we announce new classes. If you have questions, we reply within 24 hours on weekdays. Just email info@blindtigercomedy.ca.

In-Person Comedy Classes
Our in-person classes will be hosted with COVID protocols in place, and with an equal focus on laughs and safety. As of September 27, 2021, all in-person students will require proof of two shots* of COVID-19 vaccination to take an in-person class. Only the Government of BC or Government of Canada’s vaccine cards will be accepted as proof. Proof of vaccination will not be required to take digital classes.

Online Comedy Classes
Made-for-the-internet comedy classes hosted on Zoom and accessible from anywhere with a solid internet connection!

Repeats Policy

At Blind Tiger, we’re big on making sure every student really learns what we’re teaching before moving them on to further, more challenging/frustrating levels before they’re ready. Each course has explicit learning objectives that our teachers lay out on the first day, and regular feedback including explicit personal feedback on or shortly after the last day. If a student has not consistently demonstrated the skills of that course in the subjective determination of that teacher, a student may be asked to repeat that course.

Here’s the good news: if you are asked to repeat a class, that class is 50% off.  We offer this discount to emphasize something very important to us: we want you to learn! Moving too quickly makes for a frustrated, unhappy improvisor which in turn makes it tough to learn and have fun. Also note – repeats are common and students can reasonably expect to be asked to repeat at least one course if not several as they move through our training from Intro through Long Form. Since implementing this policy several years ago, we have noticed a dramatic improvement in the quality of our students in all of the Intro, Long Form and Sketch streams, so trust us: this policy is truly in your best interest.

Attendance Policy

All students are expected to attend their class times. If students miss classes for any reason, that impedes their learning and teachers may ask a student to repeat a class if they miss more than two classes out of an eight-week course, or more than one class of a five-week intensive. Students asked to repeat on the basis of attendance are not eligible for 50% off when they retake that level. Again, this policy is here to help everyone learn, and to build the best class environments possible!

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Long Form Improv
Sketch Comedy
Bloc Teams
Drop-Ins & Electives

Intro to Improv Series

IN-PERSON INTRO 1 – Welcome to Improv

5-8 weeks. One show. $395.

“With improv, it’s a combination of listening and not trying to be funny. “- KRISTEN WIIG

In this in-person course you will learn the basics you’ll need to dive confidently into the world of improv. You will learn the terminology used in improvisation, how to build the basic scene, what makes a good offer, and what an “offer” is. You’ll get to know the value of playing at the height of your intelligence, and understand the importance of joy in live improv. You’ll also have a great, great time.

By the time you’re finished with Intro 1, your final showcase will be a breezy walk in a crazy fun park.

You will move onto Intro 2 confident making offers, supporting your scene partner, and comfortable being on stage.

EIGHT WEEKS

EIGHT WEEK BIPOC &/OR WTF INTRO 1 
–this class is reserved exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and/or as women, trans or femme!

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:30pm PST
February 1 – March 22

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Ese Atawo

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FIVE WEEKS

Saturdays, 11:45-3:15pm PST
February 5 – March 5

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Allie Entwistle

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EIGHT WEEK BIPOC INTRO 1
–this class is reserved exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Colour

Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:30pm PST
February 5 – March 26

Instructor: Ese Atawo

Location: China Cloud Studios

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Saturdays, 3:30-6:00pm PST
February 5 – April 2*
*no class February 26

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Taz VanRassel

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EIGHT WEEKS

Sundays, 3:30-6:00pm PST
February 7 – March 27

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Ronald Dario

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EIGHT WEEKS

Sundays, 6:15-8:45pm PST
February 20 – April 10

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Amy Shostak

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ONE WEEK

Monday to Friday, 1:00-4:30pm PST
February 21-25*
*show March 2

Instructor: Syd Campbell

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FIVE WEEKS

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm PST
March 8 – April 5

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Tom Hill

register now – sold out!

FIVE WEEKS

Saturdays, 11:45-3:15pm PST
March 12 – April 9

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Allie Entwistle

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FIVE WEEKS

Sundays, 2:30-6:00pm PST
March 13 –  April 20

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Devin Mackenzie

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UBCimprov x Blind Tiger Comedy HYBRID INTRO 1 – Welcome to Improv

6 weeks. One show. $345.

“With improv, it’s a combination of listening and not trying to be funny. “- KRISTEN WIIG

Basic Course Info

In this hybrid online and in-person course you will learn the basics you’ll need to dive confidently into the world of improv. You will learn the terminology used in improvisation, how to build the basic scene, what makes a good offer, and what an “offer” is. You’ll get to know the value of playing at the height of your intelligence, and understand the importance of joy in live improv. You’ll also have a great, great time.

By the time you’re finished with Intro 1, your final showcase will be a breezy walk in a crazy fun park.

You will move onto Intro 2 confident making offers, supporting your scene partner, and comfortable being on stage.

UBCi x BTC Collaboration Info

UBCimprov and Blind Tiger Comedy are very excited to announce a special hybrid intro to improv class running Tuesday nights, January 25 to March 1, 2022! 
This special class will feature BTC teacher Syd Campbell leading a cool, fun, Blind Tiger-style intro to improv class that is perfect for UBC students taking their first steps in improv. This class will be hosted on Zoom through January and February before a triumphant in-person debut performance at the UBCimprov show March 4th! Wow!
This class is an extension of Blind Tiger’s Welcome initiative, meaning it’s FREE for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Colour, as well as trans/non-binary/gender fluid folks, and people over 50! If that’s not you, you can still take this class, it’s just not free! To register for a Welcome spot, fill out the simple five-question form here: https://forms.gle/VbEdGqMfgHQFiC9j9
All the info is on the Blind Tiger Comedy website.Registration is open now, and if you have questions, contact the Blind Tiger team via info@blindtigercomedy.ca.
UBCimprov and Blind Tiger Comedy have had a powerful, multi-generation relationship for many years but we’re all very excited about this new collaboration, come join in the fun!

SIX WEEKS

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm PST
– January 25 – February 22 ONLINE
– March 1 IN-PERSON (at UBC)
– Show: March 4 IN-PERSON (opening for UBCimprov)

Instructor: Syd Campbell

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DIGITAL INTRO 1 – Welcome to Improv

Eight weeks. One show. $345.

“With improv, it’s a combination of listening and not trying to be funny. “- KRISTEN WIIG

In the digital version of this course, you will dive into the fundamentals of improv through online video platform Zoom. We made the choice to offer this class online on purpose: the early stages of improv are all about warming into it and working with one partner at a time. Two things that are especially possible online.

By the time you’re finished with Intro 1, your final showcase will be a breezy walk in a crazy fun park.

You will move onto Intro 2 confident making offers, supporting your scene partner, and comfortable being on stage.

EIGHT WEEKS

Sundays, 6:00-8:30pm PST
February 13 – May 1

Instructor: Bita Joudaki

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IN-PERSON INTRO 2 – Let’s Make This Interesting

5-8 weeks. Two shows. $395.

“I think for anyone – male or female – in improv, the biggest thing to get over is the fear. I think every improviser has that.” RACHEL DRATCH

In this course you will explore the keys to making an improv show and improv scene compelling to watch. You will learn how to create dynamic characters, leverage your character’s status, and play with sincerity. You’ll learn the importance of variety and commitment in your offers, and the value of letting a scene breath. No better way to practice being dynamic than in front of an audience with two performances!

You will move onto Intro 3 with the ability to create with your scene partner a full, quality scene, and an ability to commit wholeheartedly to your character.

Pre-requisite: Intro 1

FIVE WEEKS

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm PST
February 1 – March 1

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Taz VanRassel

register now – sold out!

FIVE WEEKS

Sundays, 2:30-6:00pm PST
February 6 – March 6

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Devin Mackenzie

register now – sold out!

FIVE WEEKS

Sundays, 10:45-2:15pm PST
February 20 – March 20

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Kerri Donaldson

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ONE WEEK

Monday to Friday, 1:00-4:30pm PST
February 28 – March 4*
*shows March 2 and March 9

Instructor: Syd Campbell

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FIVE WEEK BIPOC INTRO 2
–this class is reserved exclusively for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and/or as women, trans or femme!

Mondays, 6:00-9:30pm PST
March 14 – April 11

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Ese Atawo

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DIGITAL INTRO 2 – Let’s Make This Interesting

Eight weeks. Two shows. $345.

“I think for anyone – male or female – in improv, the biggest thing to get over is the fear. I think every improviser has that.” RACHEL DRATCH

In the digital version of this course, you will expand your knowledge of the fundamentals of improv through online video platform Zoom. We chose to offer this class online on purpose: the early stages of improv are all about warming into it and working with one partner at a time as you get scenes started and find characters. These are all things that are especially possible online.

You will move onto Intro 3 with the ability to create with your scene partner a full, quality scene, and an ability to commit wholeheartedly to your character.

Pre-requisite: Intro 1

EIGHT WEEKS

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm PST
January 26 – March 16

Instructor: Daphney Joseph

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ADVANCED SCENES 1 (formerly Intro 3) – Don’t Let the Game Play You

Five or eight weeks. Two shows. $395.

“Fail. Then figure out what to do on the way down.” – DEL CLOSE

This course pushes your improv into the higher levels of scene work. You will become more and more able to do scenes with characters outside yourself, filled with hilarious details and emotion, and be more and more comfortable addressing any suggestion or situation. You are learning to host your own shows, tackle all kinds of scenes, and become more confident playing with more improvisors at the same time. In short, this course loads the tool belt and begins to help you wield those tools in a way that will make you feel like you’re good with tools.

EIGHT WEEKS

Saturdays, 3:30-6:00pm PST
February 5 – March 26

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Ronald Dario

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FIVE WEEKS

Mondays, 6:00-9:30pm PST
February 7 – March 7

Instructor: Taz VanRassel

Location: NextDoor

register now – sold out!

FIVE WEEKS

Sundays, 2:00-5:30pm PST
March 13  -April 10

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Tom Hill

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Advanced Scenes 2 (formerly Intro 4) – The Scene

Five or eight weeks. Two shows. $395.

“There’s something really freeing about improv: it’s collective, creative, in-the-moment. ” – TATIANA MASLANY

This course seeks to solidify you as a well-rounded, knowledgeable performer, focusing particularly on your group game and group scene skills. You will become comfortable with any suggestion, character choice, or scene style, and can adapt on the fly to the needs of a particular scene. This class also features a significant diagnostic element, where your instructor will identify the areas of scene work you need to improve and help you get there. The focus of this class is you and suiting you up with the the skills and techniques that will best prepare you for the areas of comedy that excite you the most.

You will move onto the advanced streams with the ability to be successful in any scene or show you commit to.

Pre-requisite: Advanced Scenes 1/ Intro 3

FIVE WEEKS

Sundays, 2:00-5:30pm PST
February 6 – March 13*
*no class February 13

Instructor: Tom Hill

Location: China Cloud Studios

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LONG FORM 1 – The Basic Harold

Eight weeks. Three shows. $395.

“A Harold is like building a 747 mid-flight.” – DEL CLOSE

In this class you will study the basic concepts and techniques that make exceptional long form improvisation possible. You will hone the techniques of scene starts, edits, beats, narration, and monologues, while putting them into practice in the service of variety, pacing, and game. The class will study the Structured Harold, and focus on individual performers finding their voice within the ensemble.

You will move onto Long Form 2 with a working grasp of Harold and the basic techniques and concepts of long form improvisation.

Pre-requisite: Advanced Scenes 2 / Intro 4

EIGHT WEEKS

Sundays, 12:00-2:30pm PST
February 6 – March 27

Instructor: Ronald Dario

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

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LONG FORM 2 – Harold and his many friends

Eight weeks. Three shows. $395.

“When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.” – BRUCE F’ING LEE

In this class, you will push your long form skills into performance-ready formats. While continuing to work on advanced scene work and your confidence within a large ensemble, you will explore some of the most exciting long forms out there: Tap Out, Domino, Armando, Ghost Jail, The Bat, and beyond.

This digital version of the class will be take place via Zoom. We have carefully adapted the curriculum to support this brave new world and have become experts in achieving the same creative skill building over a different medium!

You will move onto Long Form 3 with a confident understanding of the forms listed above and a demonstrated comfort working within an ensemble.

Pre-requisite: Long Form 1

EIGHT WEEKS

Sundays, 7:00-9:30pm PST
February 6 – March 27

Location: NextDoor

Instructor: Devin Mackenzie

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LONG FORM 3 – The Organic Harold

Eight weeks. Three shows. $395.

“Each of us is full of shit in our own special way. We are all shitty little snowflakes dancing in the universe.” – LEWIS BLACK

In this class, you will tear into the advanced techniques of long forms: transformations, advanced edits, and meta games. Hone your ability to commit to structures, games, and patterns that emerge from the suggestion and the scene work, without any preconceived plan. Follow one of Blind Tigers major beliefs that stories can be told in many different ways.

You will move onto Long Form 4 with a demonstrated mastery of long form techniques, a working confidence with the organic Harold, and by auditioning.

Pre-requisite: Long Form 2

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

LONG FORM 4 – Mono Scene

8 weeks. 3 shows. $395.

“The only safe thing, is to take a chance.” -ELAINE MAY

The mono scene is one of the coolest, simplest, and most difficult long forms: one scene that lasts 15, 20, even 60 minutes. In this class you will explore the skills needed to get the best out of this format – patience, detail, strong committed characters and a willingness to continue developing new ideas late in a scene. You will work on connecting closely as an ensemble, and will be directed to challenge yourself as an improvisor in this our last class of the improv program.

Pre-requisite: Long Form 3

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

Sketch Comedy

We are extremely proud of sketch comedy curriculums, which were developed by Blind Tiger Comedy founders Devin Mackenzie, Caitlin Howden and Tom Hill. Each class focuses on a distinct set of skills that support your development as a comedy writer, and all centre on the notion of honing your ability to identify, hone and celebrate what you personally find funny.

SKETCH 1 – The Seed

Eight weeks. Two shows. $395.

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die”- MEL BROOKS

This in-person course focuses on developing both your voice as a sketch comedian and good writing habits. By examining existing sketches from the past and present, you will be introduced to a well of resources. You will learn the importance of positive brainstorming, discovering premise ideas from everyday life, and the value of a structured development process from page to stage. Note that Blind Tiger sketch classes, like sketch comedy itself, are homework intensive: there will be work assigned outside class time every week.

You will move onto Sketch 2 with the ability to lay the groundwork of a sketch, and a strong understanding of the relationship between the page and stage.

Pre-requisite: Intro 2 or equivalent experience. We know some folks will be joining us from outside of Blind Tiger of Vancouver for this class, so think of this pre-req as “moderate writing or comedy performance experience.” Email info@blindtigercomedy.ca to tell us more, and try us!

EIGHT WEEKS

Tuesdays, 7:45-10:15pm PST
February 1 – March 22

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Allie Entwistle

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EIGHT WEEKS

Mondays, 7:30-10:00pm PST
February 7 – March 28

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Devin Mackenzie and Kerri Donaldson

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DIGITAL SKETCH 1 – The Seed

Eight weeks. Two shows. $345.

This digital version of the class will be take place via Zoom. We have carefully adapted the curriculum to support this brave new world and have become experts in achieving the same creative skill building over a different medium!

Pre-requisite: Intro 2 or equivalent experience. We know some folks will be joining us from outside of Blind Tiger of Vancouver for this class, so think of this pre-req as “moderate writing or comedy performance experience.” Email info@blindtigercomedy.ca to tell us more, and try us!

EIGHT WEEKS

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm PST
February 10 – March 31

Instructor: Syd Campbell

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This class will open for registration on Wednesday, December 8th at high noon PST.

Sketch 2 – Full Metal Sketch

Eight weeks. Two shows. $395.

“Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.” -STEVE MARTIN

This class is focused on your ability to turn a good idea into a great sketch, and begins to develop techniques for presenting a cohesive sketch set. Develop the ability to find the best characters for a given premise, and to highlight distinct voices within your scripts. Become skilled at producing material and not be afraid of the blankpage. Study examples of different techniques for combining and transitioning between sketches within a given show.

Blind Tiger sketch classes, like sketch comedy itself, are homework intensive: in Sketch 2 you will be expected to write a sketch a week. This in turn will help you develop your portfolio and give you a greater understanding of what your unique style and voice is.

You will move onto Sketch 3 with a strong portfolio, an ability to write a wide variety of characters and types of sketches, and an understanding of more advanced ways to combine and interweave sketches within a single set.

EIGHT WEEKS

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

DIGITAL SKETCH 2 – Full Metal Sketch

Eight weeks. Two shows. $345.

This digital version of the class will be take place via Zoom. We have carefully adapted the curriculum to support this brave new world and have become experts in achieving the same creative skill building over a different medium!

Pre-requisite: Sketch 1.

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

Sketch 3 – Versatility

Eight weeks. Two shows. $395.

“Gags die. Humour doesn’t” – JACK BENNY

This course will expand your range as a sketch writer. You and your classmates will study and try a wide range of sketch types including audience manipulation, solo, and patience sketches. Every week you will immerse yourself in a different style, and come out wiser, funnier, and more versatile.

Blind Tiger sketch classes, like sketch comedy itself, are homework intensive: in Sketch 3 you will be writing extensively in each week, only some of which will be presented in class shows.

Pre-requisite: Sketch 2

EIGHT WEEKS

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

DIGITAL SKETCH 3 – Versatility

Eight weeks. Two shows. $345.

This digital version of the class will be take place via Zoom. We have carefully adapted the curriculum to support this brave new world and have become experts in achieving the same creative skill building over a different medium!

Pre-requisite: Sketch 2.

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

Sketch 4 – Senior Project

Ten weeks. One big show and several trials. $470.

“You can’t just yell jokes at people.” -DAVID CROSS

In this class, you will lead the creation of a 15-25 minute live comedy project. The project is yours to define: a 15-minute solo show, a 20-person comedy play featuring everyone you’ve ever met, a short, tight sketch show on a theme, a part-video, part-dance show, or just a single epic patience sketch. You may use some, all, or none of your classmates, but the class will remain a valuable bounce board, rehearsal opportunity, and development outlet throughout.

From an early stage, you will be honing and pitching your project in class in a pitch style that will work the muscles similar to those in professional comedy development. Shows mid-semester will provide a chance to stage test the work you are developing, before final performances at the end of the semester in a special show or shows.

Previous Sketch 4 final showcases have been haunted walking tours, full-scale weddings and restaurants, calamatous one-person shows and barn-burner audience participation experiments. Sketch 4 graduates have gone on to sold out Fringe runs, Second City Touring Co, several have become Blind Tiger faculty!

Some notes:

  • As with all sketch classes, Sketch 4 students will be expected to put in substantial time in outside class time. Only polished final shows will be performed.
  • Students who complete this class may be selected to be a part of a Blind Tiger Comedy sketch comedy house team.
  • This class is rarely offered! If you’re on the fence, hop off and have a very cool experience!
  • If you have questions about this class, don’t be a stranger! Email your teacher/director Tom Hill, he’ll do his best to offer clarity/hype

Pre-requisite: Sketch 3

10-WEEK

Sundays, 6:30-9:00pm PST
February 6 – April 10*
*no classes Feb 13 or Mar 20

Location: China Cloud Studios

Instructor: Tom Hill

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Comedy Drop-Ins & Electives

Blind Tiger Comedy offers a rotating list of electives, drop-ins and other specialty classes that will enable students to focus on hyper-specific skills, and or focus on new creative philosophies.

LGBTQ+prov with Syd Campbell

One class. 2.5 hours. $50.

LGBTQ+prov is born of queer and trans instructor Syd Campbell’s desire to teach a class they always wished they could take. Using comedy we will explore performing queer narratives in fun and hilarious ways, opposing the idea that our queerness is an inherently painful part of ourselves. This workshop will play with gender performance, confidence, vulnerability, taking up space, and bringing joy into our queer bodies.

This class is open to registration exclusively for folks who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Both experienced, savvy improvisers and people trying comedy for the first time are very welcome!

Saturday, February 26
12:45-3:15pm PST

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Instructor: Syd Campbell

This class will open for registration Friday, January 21 at high noon PST.

FIRST 5 IN 5 – Welcome to Stand Up

Five Weeks. One Online Show. 

This is Blind Tiger Comedy’s inaugural stand-up class for those who are looking to try stand-up for the first time and for those who are just starting out.

Build your first 5 mins in 5 online classes with comedians Sophie Buddle and Amber Harper Young PhD.  Through weekly thematic classes, we’ll explore different types of joke writing, watch curated clips of some of the best stand-up specials while discussing and dissecting them.  Way less scary than high school science dissection but stinkier, we promise! Let’s get you your first set together so we can take the credit after for your fame.

You’ll get access to award-winning, fearless, and generous stand-up headliners who have agreed to share what they know when it comes to successfully finding your comedic voice. And it even comes with a show where you’ll get on stage with the support of the other comedians in your class and tell some jokes. There is no better way to try stand-up!

FIVE WEEKS DIGITALLY

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

Free Classes

Join us for our FREE improv classes!

The workshop will consist of some easy, fun, accessible intro games and maybe even a few scene-lets that will give you a taste of the joy, confidence, and thrill that improv can offer. Have no fear, this class will make you feel welcome, no experience necessary!

This 75-minute workshop will be led by one of our amazing Blind Tiger Faculty.

*You must be at least 18 years old to attend this class

*1 ticket per person (per evening) please!

This class is not currently open for registration. To be alerted when it is, sign up for our mailing list.

Bloc Teams

There’s nothing quite like choosing the group you’re with and collaborating towards a collective comedic goal. With this in mind, we created the Bloc program. Bloc Teams are a great chance for you and your people to find your voices together, with help from a professional comedian/coach, and the next big step for us and our rad community. Here’s how they work:

  • Assemble– Find your people. It could be a duo, a trio, a group of eight…so long as you’re thrilled about every name on the list. They can be at the same point as you in the core classes series (we recommend this) or not, though all performers must have completed Intro 2 or have equivalent experience.
  • Rehearse & Perform– Your coach will build your team a rehearsal schedule customized to your strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Each group will get one or two showcases (depending on if you run four or eight weeks) at Blind Tiger Comedy showcases.
  • Cost – Depends on class length and schedule, but you can generally imagine around $650 per four weeks at two hours a week, or $1200 for eight. Includes four custom workshops and one show per four weeks.
  • Submit – Use our Bloc Team application form and give us a sense of your group, your schedule, your preferred coach and what you think you want to do. Notes:
    • Registration for Bloc Teams is ongoing, submit anytime.
    • Note: Bloc Teams are confirmed once we have received payment from you for that group.
    • Once Bloc Team schedules are agreed upon, we are unable to be flexible on changes to your group’s schedule. Measure twice, cut once!
  • Then – we’ll review all your info, and get back to you within a couple business days!

So buckle up, gather your people, and build your bloc. Let us know if you have questions, we’re at info@blindtigercomedy.ca

Buy a gift card from us!

Looking to help someone take the plunge into the best decision they’ve ever made? We’ve found gift cards really help with that.
Our gift cards are set up through Gift Up! so that you can easily buy them right here on the site! It’s ridiculous how easy it is, really. Instructions for how to redeem this value are below (spoiler: it’s also really easy). If you or they need any help with gift cards we’re here to help! Get at us via info@blindtigercomedy.ca


How to Redeem a Blind Tiger Comedy Gift Card
1 – Check out www.blindtigercomedy.ca/classes (that’s this one!) and pick the upcoming class that’s for you
2 – Click the Register Now link or head right to our Eventbrite Page to pick a class
3 – When you get to the Tickets page, click “Enter Promo Code” and enter the code on your card (screenshot of this step below). That will automatically discount off the amount of your card!
4 – If there is a difference remaining to pay, you’ll need to pay by credit card to pay the balance.

A reminder! If you or your recipient have questions, get at us via info@blindtigercomedy.ca we’re always happy to help.