The Birmingham Improv Theatre is the home to Positively Funny Improv, Birmingham's renowned professional comedy company. Our comedy classes are taught by the professionals of PFI who have been teaching a full-range of comedy classes since their inception in 2010. With over 700 students on their rosters, PFI is the Southeast's powerhouse of comedy training.
Basic Improvisation Classes
We offer a wide variety of Improvisation comedy classes. Whether you want to just try something completely different in your life, learn the skills of Improv for your professional life, or pursue being on stage as a professional Improviser, PFI and the BIT have you covered. Nine levels of Improv classes offered. Improv changes lives!
Classes also available in Tuscaloosa.
Master Improvisation Classes
After completing your Basic Improvisation educational track, advance to a higher level through our Master Level Improvisation Classes. These classes are designed to help you become a professional Improviser for the stage.
Sketch Writing Classes
Our Stand-Up Comedy Classes takes you from a blank piece of paper to your very own 5-minute stand-up routine. Learn to write jokes, master your own comedic voice and the business of being a stand-up comic. Three levels of Stand-Up Comedy Classes are offered.
Stand-Up Comedy Classes
Comedy Sketch Writing Classes
Our Comedy Sketch Writing classes teaches our students the process of creating SNL-style sketches (but only better). From idea-generation to producing a sketch-comedy show, students are taught by professional comedy writers with one-on-one coaching along the way.
Digital Comedy Shorts
Workshops, Camps & Intensives
In addition to our traditional classes, we offer a variety of educational workshops across most of our class subjects, as well as summer camps and intensive educational sessions. Great opportunities to play in a short amount of time!