Sundays • 1:00pm to 3:00pm • $125
Maximum Students:

Upcoming Start Dates: TBA

Comedy Spot Training Center
915 T Street, Sacramento 95811

Improv for Living (IFL) is a program of Applied Improvisation, a form of comedy that uses improv skills for personal application. Many improv courses advertise these benefits, but few offer content specifically for personal development.

Improv for Living: Boomer Edition is a four-session class for self-described Baby Boomers who want to practice a new, lighter perspective in life. This class will introduce students to key improvisation skills and practice applying these lessons in daily life.

The sessions include mental and physical warm-ups, core exercises, stage work, and group discussions. While it is in no way considered psychological therapy, the class will be a safe space to apply improv games and exercises to real life challenges. This course is a way to play and laugh while practicing techniques that enhance your experience of life.

The class is designed for people who consider themselves Baby Boomers, and is also accessible for people with energy and/or physical limitations.

Students should be ready to support their fellow participants by being sensitive, non judgemental, and open to group connection. If these are life-skills you hope to develop, this course will help!

“I’m usually more shy and guarded but exercises let me forget and have laughs.”

“Warm, fun, entertaining, accepting. Felt safe to share.”

“Loved playing with everyone. We don’t get much chance to do it, and therefore get out of progress. The exercises help to cue me into playing and not being the serious, responsible kid.”

“Very interactive. Got me to lean into my discomfort.”

“The variety of exercises that build on each other makes it feel like being a kid.”



Liz Merry has been studying and practicing Improv Comedy on and off since 1986 her college days at U.C.L.A., where she performed with the campus troupe Plastic Silverware. She was stage crew for the professional Improv team “Funny You Should Ask,” and took a year of workshops with Groundlings star Cynthia Szigeti. Liz spent three years studying at BATS in San Francisco, completed all the Sacramento Comedy Spot Improv classes and Level 1 and 2 at Second City Hollywood.

Liz developed a passion for Applied Improvisation (AI) as she adjusted from full-time work to semi-retirement due to health challenges. She is eager to help others who seek a new perspective and love to laugh. She is a Certified AI Practitioner with the Applied Improvisation Network, and she currently teaches a weekly drop-in Improv Comedy workshop and leads “Good Luck With That.” a new short-form Improv troupe in Davis, CA.