March 2020 Now Open


This course is an introduction to long-form improvisation, based on the style developed by The iO Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. We will start with a focus on the fundamentals - agreement, listening, and support - as well as the thing that should come across in every scene: the fun. We will also get into things like establishing the reality of the scene, connecting with your scene partner, and heightening based off game/premise.

This class is designed for beginners up to those with some long form improv experience.


Each week we will develop your group and individual skills through scene work and exercises. 

The class ends in a graduation show.


RATE: $200  

8-week course

Schedule: Mondays 7-9pm beginning 03/02/2020

You must attend at least 6 classes to advance to Improv 2

Location: The Film Space

15022 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107






Plus One Discount - sign up with a friend and each receive $25 off

Two Class Discount - sign up for improv and sketch writing, received $50 off each

Installments - Two installments of $100.

Email michaelbuschclasses at gmail for details



Michael Busch is a Cleveland native who has spent over ten years working in the Los Angeles comedy scene.

He is a graduate of IO West’s improv program and studied at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with UCB founders Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, among others. He was a member of House Improv (Harold) Teams at both IO West and UCBTLA, as well as various independent improv groups.

When in Los Angeles he continues to be a regular at The Upright Citizens Brigade and has performed at the grand openings of both the Sunset and Franklin stages. Other UCB credits include creator of The Midnight Show and producer for 4.5 years, writer/producer on Nick’s Big Talk Show, a monthly live talk show hosted by Nick Thune, and his solo shows such as Busch On Bridges, Beards, & Board Games and The Very Important Show.

As an actor, Michael has appeared in dozens of national commercials, including a series of spots for Alltel as the Sprint Guy. His television credits include The Goldbergs, The Middle, Pretty Little Liars, Human Giant, Community, and recurring sketches on Conan.

He has also written and produced original and branded content for companies such as FunnyorDie, Comedy Central Studios, CollegeHumor, AwesomenessTV, and

Backstage at Conan
BTS Alltel
Human Giant
Nick's Big Talk Show
Busch On Bridges, Beards, & Board Games UCB
Michael Busch Sam Brown at Superserious Show
Bank of America Commercial
Fresh Fish - UCB
Michael Busch Brandon Johnson - Hollywood Improv Lab