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Scranton Improv & Comedy

Keeping NEPA laughing!

Bringing you more in '24!
Drop us a line & introduce yourself.    Let us know what programming interests you.

Scranton Improv & Comedy

Let's Gather, Laugh & Thrive!

Northeast Pennsylvania has a rich tradition in the performing arts and our goal is to engage and continue to grow an inclusive and supportive improv and comedy community. We all need more laughter!


Launched in 2019 by California Native and globetrotting NEPA transplant, 

Diana Scott Shields, Scranton Improv & Comedy offers classes, workshops,

drop-in improv jam sessions, performances and unique events.

We are an inclusive group that welcomes actors, non-actors, 
seasoned pros and beginners to a world of possibilities where individuals will learn about acceptance, teamwork and the benefits of an action mindset.

Play, laughter and learning are what we are about.

We are inspired to bring people together and encourage an improv way of life that enriches people's optimism, creativity and connections. 

Whether you are a curious new student, seasoned performer or an audience member, together we will create something fresh, fun and engaging!

Laughter, Learning & Community

What People Are Saying About Scranton Improv!

”I just took an improv workshop last weekend with Scranton Improv. I had a blast! The instructor Conor was knowledgable, easy going and delightful. The other participants in the workshop all so much fun. I cannot wait till Improv 102!” -Lauren C.

“It's playtime with smart, brave, funny folks! Improv refreshes the body, mind and spirit.” - Cheryl S.

“Just took their Improv 101 Class and it was fantastic. If you are looking for an opportunity to do improv, meet new people or strengthen your people skills, this one day class has something for everyone. I cannot say enough great things. Thank you:)” - Michelle M.A

"The workshops I took this weekend were amazing. I'm new to the comedy scene. Now I'm hooked completely. I discovered my voice and story for standup and became very comfortable with improv and I can't wait to do more! Thank you to everyone who made it possible - I'll be coming back for more and telling everyone about it!" - Cheryl K.


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