Improv: Comedy and Character

Improv: Comedy and Character

This workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of improv comedy: group mind, space work, character, and, of course fun! Participants will play games, write character monologues, and create scenes using their characters. Joan Hawley McClain is an Upright Citizens Brigade-trained improv comedian. She holds an MFA in drama, and performs at comedy clubs throughout Los Angeles.

Sunday Afternoons for Kids

The Hammer’s free collaborative workshops, presented with 826LA, are designed for groups of up to 20 students. Reservations are encouraged. Please visit or call 310-305-8418.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.