This is probably the best improv photograph ever taken of me. This is what improv is all about and what it should be every time we get up on stage.
At a certain point, we all get good enough to do a good scene. We know what makes a scene work and the beats to hit and how to sneak a funny line in from time to time. But the real magic is in taking bigger leaps and bigger risks and allowing for surprise - both for yourself and for your teammates. Look at each of our faces on the backline - everyone is reacting to what was just said, some bigger than others. But we were all having fun in that moment. And it was because Dede reacted in a fun, surprising way and Justin (so good of him not to break in that moment) accepted and reacted and built off of it.
Make your teammates laugh. Do what you think is funny. Go for big, don’t go for cheap or safe. Don’t question your choices, but don’t limit yourself either.
(Small plug: This is my level 5 show - we’re at the Magnet Studio for 3 more nights [including tonight] at 8pm.)
“There are a couple of things I want to impart to ladies who want to be in comedy: One, you don’t have to be weird or be quirky to get your job done. And two, comedy skill is not sexually transmittable. You do not have to sleep with a comedian to learn what you’re doing. Male comedians will not like that advice, but it is the truth.” - Tina Fey
"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."
No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.
This is true…which is why I’m glad I’m not more invested in technology than I am. I don’t believe in breaking up or having difficult conversations through text messages or emails or any other form of online communication. I want to see you. I want to say it to your face.
And I would rather talk on the phone than text.
I want to love you in person. I want to hear your voice. I want to be surrounded by your presence.