Longform Improv 401



Now it’s time to put everything you’ve learned together to perform the granddaddy of all longform improv formats: The Harold. The ensemble learns to create a rich, comedic world with strong characters in an entertaining half-hour set. This classic format, from which most others are derived, is performed regularly at such institutions as the iO Theatre in Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.

Sundays, 3 to 6 pm, March 10 to April 28 (with Deborah Ring)

*PLEASE NOTE*: March/April classes will be taught on the first floor of Arts Court (2 Daly), in the boardroom of the Ontario Arts Council (Accessibility: The building has an accessible entrance and washrooms but the boardroom is down a short set of steps. If you require assistance or have questions please email us at

Eight weeks, three hours per class, two class shows. $220 (+HST).
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 10 for 10% discount.

Prerequisite: Longform 301



Deborah Ring

Deborah Ring is a comedian and writer. Deborah has a degree in theatre from York University and a post-graduate certificate in scriptwriting from Algonquin College. She studied at the Second City Conservatory in Toronto, the iO Theatre in Chicago and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. As part of the LadyBusiness and Disco Taxi troupes, she’s been an official selection to improv and sketch comedy festivals across North America, and won the Outstanding Comedy Award at the 2012 Ottawa Fringe Festival. She coaches improv troupe Trevor.