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Brand new to Studio LOL? Hi! 

We offer Improv Classes, Camps, and Parties for ages 4 to 18 in Studio City, CA. Contact us here if you'd like to set up a Free Trial Class!


Our focus is on building kids' confidence and "good human being" skills through the study of improv. Students practice: teamwork, listening, articulating emotions, thinking outside the box, and learning to become more comfortable with fear.


Plus, making people laugh is lots of fun! Parents and kids often tell us that Studio LOL is the absolute highlight of their week.


Our mission is to share all the benefits of improv comedy training with kids of all kinds. Introverts, extroverts, beginners, pros, class clowns, and even class misfits will feel right at home.


We hope you'll find our website helpful in getting to know our program. If you missed the Welcome Video above, be sure to check it out! It was shot and directed by one of our students! Also, the FAQ page is very detailed and helpful for new families. 


Take a look around and let us know if you have any questions or would like to set up a trial class before signing up.


See ya soon! Love, Studio LOL




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"Best Kids' Improv Classes in LA"
-Los Angeles Magazine

"Studio LOL is exactly where you want to send [your kids].  The husband and wife owners/instructors, Katy and Ryan Chase, remind me of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, if Bennifer were still under 30 and passionate about improv games, comedy rules, and teaching children to listen while having a blast.  Watching these two at work in a colorful, bright studio with inspirational quotes about the importance of laughter and courage dotting the walls, I was also reminded that learning can be fun and funny.  The class of 10 that I got to witness certainly seemed to feel that way, raucously laughing during a series of guided improvisational games.  The guidance is the key, with Katy "freezing" her young students to underscore a comedy principle she wants them to learn.  Whether your child wants to be the next Nickelodeon star or just a little less shy at recess, these classes are invaluable.  The fine-tuning of listening skills that this kind of "work" demands can't help but serve them as students, and - more importantly for my money - as people.  Keep your eye on Studio LOL.  Their students are already dominating the commercial world with upwards of 12 of their kids appearing in those highly watchable AT&T spots, and also because Katy and Ryan have that thing that Hollywood loves, real talent, integrity, a lack of cynicism, and charismatic dimples all around.  Love them, love their school."

 -Dani Modisett, LA Parent Magazine


"Best Comedy School for Kids"  -LA Weekly
"Do you have a budding Belushi in the family? A potential Poehler? Studio LOL is where kids can learn the art of improv comedy through such games as 'The BFF Game Show' and 'World's Worst Birthday.' It's run by husband-and-wife actors Katy and Ryan Chase — a cuter, fresher-faced pair you will not find. They have just the right mix of enthusiasm and encouragement to bring out kids' inner hams, even with the shy ones. 'Students are praised for being their most authentic self and for saying exactly what pops into their heads without thinking or overanalyzing,' Katy says. 'The wonderful thing about improv is that, unlike math, there are no wrong answers.' Like the kid who once deadpanned onstage, 'Dad, we had to watch the puberty video at school. All I gotta say is, I'm scarred for life, and I wish our school couldn't afford their color printer. I'm legit traumatized.'"
—Libby Molyneaux.  Source: LA Weekly

"Our daughter used to be so shy that she would hardly talk to neighbors she has known all of her life!  At home, however, she was a funny, creative, outgoing person.  After attending a birthday party at LOL, she asked if she could take classes.  She's been taking classes for a few months and the change in her has been dramatic.  After taking classes and doing shows (at the end of a session you do a show for parents,) she has completely come out of her shell.  I've had teachers, friends, and neighbors comment about the change.  It's so nice to see her show her confident, funny, creative side to the outside world.  Improv teaches teamwork, listening, patience and more.  Plus, the social skills that she is learning will help her make friends, resolve conflicts, and stand up for herself.  Kat[y] and Ryan have created a wonderful safe place for kids to be their silly selves and conquer their fears.  And they're having so much fun playing improv games, that the best part is - they don't even know they're learning important lessons!  They just know IT'S FUN!" -Jill K.  Source: Yelp


"Such a wonderful environment for kids to learn self-confidence, how to think on their feet and to make people laugh. The classes are an amazing opportunity to learn important life skills at a young age that have so many applications- not just for actors/performers. I've been blown away by the performances from our kids at the end of each session. Katy and Ryan are fabulous teachers who know how to inspire kids to reach their personal best. My two kids were at different levels in terms of ability and confidence, and both were able to grow and develop in their own ways." -Monika S.  Source:  Facebook


Campers get to play improv games and create and perform their own comedy sketches at Studio LOL Comedy Camp. But while kids might be improvising an infomercial based on a four-foot screwdriver, or pretending to be a sports announcer for an Olympic spaghetti-eating competition, the days are filled with much more than just zaniness. "All of the games require lots of thought and concentration," says owner and teacher Katy Chase, who co-founded the studio with her husband.

Yes, the camp is good for building confidence in shy kids, but because kids spend lots of time writing and performing sketches together, it is also great for teaching collaboration. "It's a team sport," Chase says. And because campers serve as both performers and audience members, they also learn audience etiquette, impulse control and respect for their fellow performers. They have to learn to shine on stage, but be quiet back stage. "We have this great balance that has to be achieved," says Chase.

-Christina Elston, LA Parent Magazine, Nov 2015