Founder & Head Instructor (Levels 1-3, Internationally, Corporate)
Improv-LA was founded by award-winning international comedian, writer, and teacher, Keith Saltojanes.
Keith began his formal study of improvisation in 2004 while studying at the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre and quickly became one of the leading forces in the expansion of the local improv community and was called “One of the best improv troupes from around the country” by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. During this time, he became one of the weekly teachers of the popular “Improv Gym” workshop, where students could learn, study, and practice long form improvisation; the only place of its kind in the city.
Once relocating to Los Angeles, Keith studied at iO West, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Second City, Pack Theater, and with such great teachers as Charna Halpern, Bob Odenkirk, Ian Roberts, Kevin McDonald (“Kids In The Hall”), Sam Brown (“Whitest Kids You Know”), Susan Messing, Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski, Ed Greenberg, Heather Anne Campbell, and extensively with Miles Stroth, whom he performed with for over a year.
Keith has since performed in hundreds of improv, sketch comedy, and house team shows at the UCB Theater (NY & LA), iO West (where he co-created the sketch writing program), Second City, the Pack Theater, the Groundlings, the Comedy Central Stage, Edinburgh Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Improv Fest, and more. He currently tours around the world performing to sold-out crowds as well as writes for the National Lampoon. Some on-screen credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, and a new Marlon Wayans sketch comedy series.
Keith has been teaching improvisers, non-improvisers, actors, comedy groups, and corporate teams the skills of improvisation across the globe and recently traveled overseas to teach the first long form improv classes in China, in addition to hosting previous workshops in Japan, Thailand, Ireland, France, Scotland, and England.
* Keith holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Improv Show at 150 Hours through the show he co-created, the 7 Day Show.
* Keith’s online videos have received millions of views and have been featured on The Huffington Post, Funny or Die, Break, The Chive, Ebaum’s World, and Buzzfeed.
* Keith is a member of the World Famous Magic Castle and has created a unique brand of comedy-magic blending improv, sketch comedy, and magic together.
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