We usually find [the show] could’ve improved if we had paid closer...– David Pasquesi, on the January 13th episode of Jimmy Carrane’s Improv Nerd podcast This quote is definitely something that will spring to mind the next time I want to blame a scene partner for “not getting” my initiation
A.V. Club Interview With Tim Kazurinsky →
AVC: And Del Close was still directing at The Second City at the time? TK: Oh yeah, he directed the three shows that I was in. Yeah, one as an alcoholic, the other one on heroin, and the other one: straight. AVC: So you got to see the many sides of Close. TK: The many sides of Del, yes. He went into aversion therapy in between shows one time—between shows that he brought up—so that when he...
I Haz an Improv?: Crazytown vs The Real World →
ihazanimprov: I recently won position of emcee of the Agents of Improv next year, which was a very pleasant and very surprising surprise. That is my news, on to my point. Something that happens in Agents, and that I may have mentioned previously, is trips to Crazytown. The reality of the scene is something… There was an interview with Convoy a while back in which I think Alex Berg...
The Matt Besser Interview: Part One
downrightupright: Matt Besser: [It used to be] ingrained in improvisers “Raise the stakes.” And we were like, “What does that mean to ‘Raise the stakes?’” That seems like a plot, like a plot concern to “Raise the stakes.” And raising the stakes usually means putting it into life or death situations. So it seems to end up in a small, narrow group of places, that tend to make the scenes more...
Billy Merritt's Improv Dance Party Pt2: Coach-less... →
improvdanceparty: Or as I like to call them.. Charades! I have been told by a few of my students that they’ve been doing practice sessions without a coach. They say it’s hard to find a coach, get the coach they want, or can’t afford one. All well and good, but don’t think for a minute that you are improving… This post I wish I could beam back in time to my college improv group (I was...