I’d say 2012 is the year of the superhero movie, but that would be insulting to all of the other years of the 21st century dominated by superhero movies.

Instead, focus on this fact: Every comic-book superhero has to face a villain, and each of these villains speaks in witty tongues. How do they do it? And how would they fare in an improv comedy class?

That’s the subject of this video from Jest (a recently new side venture from the folks at CollegeHumor), which finds Magneto, Loki and other villains joining other would-be improvisers at a comedy class inside The PIT in New York City. Seems as though they still have a lot to learn. Well, most of them do, anyhow. Roll the clip.