7117 East 3rd Ave | Scottsdale, AZ


Scottsdale Comedy Spot Improv Class

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Scottsdale Comedy Spot offers Improvisation Classes: Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1:00 PM (eight weeks) 2 months.  We offer a comedy school for both Stand-up as well as Improv Classes!

Cost is $300 per person – pay in person (CASH ONLY – NO CHECKS!).


Improvisation Classes Topics:

  • Learn Basic Improv Skills
  • Learning and Creating Improv performance games
  • Learning how to work with others on stage
  • Leveraging Improv techniques for other performances

How much does it cost?

The cost is $300.00 for eight weeks (2 months!) of classes. Each class is 2 hours long. That’s the best price for comedy instruction anywhere in Phoenix! You will get on stage from your first class to your last! These are Improv games and creating comedy “on the spot”. This is NOT scene work or long form improv. At the end of the eight week course – all students will perform in a public Showcase Show produced by and at The Comedy Spot Comedy Club.

How do I sign up? How do I join?

Please click the button below to pay online. Cost of the class is $300.00 . You can pay in person with CASH ONLY – (No personal, business or checks of any kind will be accepted!)

  • To sign up and reserve your space, or if you have further questions, please email us using the following link: Info@thecomedyspot.net

About the Instructors


About BRIAN KOHATSU: Born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, one would think that Brian would have a dry sense of humor…but seriously folks, it’s Arizona, he’s just trying not to be deported. Using physicality, impression, music and improvisation, Brian is one of the hottest comedians on the rise in the Southwest.

Having spent 20 years as an award-winning director, Brian stepped away from the camera to begin his career in comedy. He quickly found success in radio as the host of his own show, The BS Factor with Brian and Stephanie on the All Comedy Radio network. Brian gained national recognition when many of his sketches were featured on National Lampoon Radio on XM/Sirius.

For several years now, Brian has trained and performed with various improv troupes, including The Mixed Nuts, Innappopriov, CrossEyed Comedy and The Improvonauts that he co-found with comedian Mike James. As Brian’s comedy career gained momentum, stand up comedy seemed inevitable.

Brian’s impressions, knowledge of pop culture and unique delivery style have made him an audience favorite. It doesn’t matter what he’s talking about, Brian puts a smile on everybody’s face!

Brian is married with two children…and a dog named Turbo.

Mike JonesAbout MIKE JAMES: Mike James has been the director and leader of several of the valley’s most successfull Improv troupes over the years (including Innapropriov and The Mixed Nuts). Most recently Mike (along with Brian Kohatsu) formed Improvonauts, a corporate performing troupe and have been booked all around Arizona. Mike credits his extensive Improv training and experience for the success he has had as a corporate and club standup comic as well as a sought after emcee.

Mike James is an in-demand comic. He performs around the country as a corporate entertainer and can also be found on stage in some of the most prominent comedy clubs.

Mike uses his improvisation skills and his life experience as a husband, father, grandfather and generally very confused man to relate to his audience in a hilarious montage of miscommunication and everyday observations. He is brilliant at customizing his performance to fit any audience and giving them a one of a kind experience.

Mike is an accomplished Comedian, Emcee, Corporate Humorist, Improvisor, Event Officiant and Roast Master.

Mike keeps his audience laughing as he reflects on the myriad of events that have defined him, including being a husband, father, grandfather and service member. He has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy today.

Mike performs primarily as a standup comedian. He also performs with Brian Kohatsu as part of a comedy team as well as a member of The Improvonauts Improv Troupe.

Mike is able to tailor fit his performance for your needs. From incorporating your specific details to improvising with audience members, Mike keeps the hilarity coming!

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