We Add Fun
Blacktop Comedy adds fun to your life, and everyone is welcome! As the leading improv and comedy school in the greater Sacramento region, we know everyone can improvise. Learn how saying, “yes and,” can change your life! Everyone who teaches at Blacktop went through our program, so we understand what you might be feeling. Is there a little voice telling you, “you can’t do this,“ “give up,” “you’re not funny.” Tell the voice to shut up. We got your back at Blacktop Comedy!
Take Time for Yourself
As adults, parents, employees, and even business owners, life can be exhausting. Kids, work, deadlines, and dinner. We stay busy. We are busy! Sometimes, life feels like a race to the next event. A race to the next race!
When was the last time you did something for yourself?
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
When was the last time you felt excited to be a part of supportive community?
Laugh, Learn, and grow
Blacktop Comedy is your space to laugh, learn, and grow. Improv at Blacktop Comedy is fun, exhilarating, and empowering. Take time for yourself and discover what an amazing storyteller, comedian, and improviser you are. Together we will create unforgettable comedy. Check out the list of courses, an see what works for you. Or, read our article: I’m New to Improv. This is Overwhelming. Where Should I Begin
IMPROV PLAYGROUND: IMPROV FOR EVERYONE
A drop-in improv experience that meets every Thursday. Learn improv games you see on Whose Line is it Anyway! Ideal for beginners and experienced improvisers too. We never force anyone to play (but we will encourage you to join the fun). No previous improv experience necessary. You will
Learn how to play improv games
Learn to Trust
Let go of fear
Live in the moment
Improv 101: Introduction to Improv
Have fun, meet new people and learn to improvise in this popular six-week class at Blacktop Comedy. You will be made more confident, funnier, and more creative in just six weeks. Learn how to actively listen, embrace spontaneity, and learn to take risks on stage and in life. Past students include, improvisers, comedians, arists, therapists, public speakers, sales reps, voice actors, screen actors, married couples and many more! Ages 18+. Six-week course.
Improv 201: Comedy Foundation and Characters
You’re an improviser looking to create better improv scenes and characters. You came to the right place! You need a foundation. We call it your Comedy Foundation, and in Improv 201 you will learn how to make any scene, moment, or interaction funnier. This is a great course of performers, public speakers, and everyone looking to add more comedy to their life. Ages 18+. Six week course.
Improv 301: Heightening and Patterns
Learn how to recognize patterns in a scene, heighten. Heightening is a technique that helps make any scene funnier. Can help all performers, including improvisers, stand up comedians, and actors. Ages 18+. Six week course.
Stand up Comedy Classes
Stand up 101: how to be a comedian
Do you want to be a comedian? Study with award-winning Keith Lowell Jensen, and you will learn how to be a comedian. You don’t need to have written or performed before. All you need is a pencil and your sense of humor. Learn to:
Turn your funny ideas and stories into standup comedy material
Avoid common pitfalls
Structure your standup comedy writing
Advance your abilities as a performer
Develop your own unique comedy persona
Sketch Comedy Classes
Sketch Comedy 101: WRITE YOUR FIRST SKETCH
In Sketch 101, you will learn to write, pitch and edit sketches in the style of shows like SNL, Key & Peele and Mr. Show. You will learn to write effective sketch comedy both on your own and in collaboration with your classmates. By the end of this class, you will:
Produce a selection of strong, polished sketches
Create 3 Characters
Learn sketch pacing
Learn how format a sketch
HOW IS BLACKTOP COMEDY DIFFERENT?
Blacktop Comedy offers the best in entertainment and education. Our world-class instructors are passionate about improv, stand up comedy, and sketch comedy. We work to create a supportive community for students and performers. Our teachers have studied and performed throughout the country, including Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, at Second City, iO Chicago, and BATS (Bay Area Theater Sports) to name a few.
We opened Blacktop in Rocklin, CA because we grew up in this community, and wanted to bring comedy shows and education to Placer and Sacramento. If you want is looking to become a performer, a confident public speaker, or have some fun any try something new come to Blacktop Comedy.
Our theater is located in Rocklin, and we perform throughout Northern California. We have brought of shows and classes to colleges, high schools, corporations, weddings, birthday parties, local community centers and much more. If you would like to hire us please email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve fine particular individuals of Northern California areas like: Marysville, Yuba City, Sacramento, Roseville, Lincoln, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Natomas, Loomis, Woodland, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Davis, Napa, Chico, Oroville, Redding, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Reno, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose.