Early Bird!

Longform Improv 401

$220.00 $198.00


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.

Saturdays, 3 to 6 pm, January 5 to February 23 (with Chris Hannay)

*PLEASE NOTE*: January/February 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, December 16 for 10% discount.

Prerequisite: Longform 301



Chris Hannay

Chris Hannay loves all types of comedic improv, from games (his team won Crush Improv’s first Bout Time tournament) to the theatrical (his duo Slow Burn performed one-act improvised plays at the Fresh Meat DIY Theatre Festival) to the nerdy (he is co-creator and dungeon master of Quest Friends Forever: A D&D Improv Show). He trained at Toronto’s Impatient Theatre Co. and Second City, Chicago’s iO Theater and The Annoyance, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre. He’s performed at festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and New York City. He is a co-founder of the Improv Embassy.