Making it up as we go since 1989.

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Stevie Ray's Improv Company

For over 35 years, Stevie Ray’s has been bringing laughter to the Twin Cities with our unique brand of comedy, and teaching life-changing skills with our exciting classes.


Great Comedy Shows at Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret

Voted Best Comedy Club in the Twin Cities!

Star Tribune-2021

The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe can pull laughs out of thin air.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Laugh away the weekend with the funniest stand-up comedians in the Twin Cities.
April 21st
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History of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company

Stevie Ray and Pamela Mayne first began “making it up as they go” when they opened Stevie Ray’s comedy theatre & cabaret in 1989 in Uptown Minneapolis.  At the time, it was the only comedy variety club in the Twin Cities, offering performers a chance to develop new styles of comedy; improvisation, one-person comedy shows, sketch revues, original comedy plays, and stand-up comedy.


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Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and the many legendary performers who have played on its stages, we have become the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. We welcome amateurs looking to try something new, and advanced players looking to hone their craft. Whether you’re a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills or a student looking to meet new friends, The Second City Training Center is the place to be.


In this four-session course, you will learn the techniques of writing comedy material, plus the secrets that professional comedians use when performing for an audience. Throughout the course, you will build an act and practice performance techniques. The class culminates with an exciting recital so you can show off your new skills for family and friends.

Next class: Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
April 23 – May 14
Four-week course: $150.00


This six-week class is for improv performers in the community, or students that have completed all six levels of improv training. Learn the basics of vocal performance as well as musical improvisation.

Next class: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
May 2, 2024 – June 6, 2024
Six-week course: $215.00


If you love Saturday Night Live or Monty Python’s Flying Circus, here is your chance to get your creative, crazy ideas on paper, and on the stage. This six-week course teaches the techniques of comedy sketch writing across the genres. The class culminates with your sketch(s) being performed for a live audience at a showcase at Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret.

Next class: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
October 1 – November 5
Six-week course: $195.00

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