BIPOC Improv Comedy Class (Online)

We are excited to announce that Monday, October 12 @ 8PM Class is full so we have added another Class Monday, October 19 @ 8PM.

This exciting new improv comedy class is for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) only. The class will be taught by two BIPOC members of the Theatre 99 performance company (Kristen May and Jordan Edwards). The instructors have over 15 years of improv experience between them.

This is the first of many classes in an effort to find BIPOC performers to perform improv comedy on stage at Theatre 99. This class will introduce students to the basics of improv comedy.

You do not need to have any acting or improv experience to join the class.

Theatre 99 is offering this class as “Pay What You Want.” The class is limited to 8 spots and is open to any BIPOC member of the Charleston, SC area community. The class will be held online via Zoom.

To sign up for the class please email Theatre 99 at  In the email please give us you name and phone number. The class is limited to 8 participants, so please email us ASAP.


Instructors: Jordan Scott Edwards and Kristen May

Jordon Scott Edwards
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Jordan began his comedy journey in February of 2015. His lovely (then soon-to-be) wife paid for his Level 1 improv class at Theatre 99. The rest is history. After becoming a Theatre 99 Company Member in early 2016, Jordan has had the pleasure and the privilege of improvising regularly. You can see him in Laugh for a Lincoln shows during the week and Improv Riot shows on weekends. He’s also a member of improv groups Diversity? and Plaid Twins, as well as a part-time rapper in the hip-hop sketch comedy duo Mystery Meat.

Kristen May
Kristen attended her first improv class in 2009 shortly after moving to Charleston from Detroit, MI. It quickly became a passion of hers and has been a constant heartbeat during her time in Charleston. Through improv, Kristen was able to apply what she learned into her daily work as an engineer. Her ability to think quickly on her feet, willingness to walk into the unknown, and speaking to large audiences are all skills she cultivated through improv! Kristen now uses her time facilitating others to increase their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management through the practice of mindfulness.

Class Schedule:

Monday, October 12 at 8PM (Class is Full)
Monday, October 19 at 8PM there is still room please email us for a spot.