Improv Tip #169 – Listen Up (w/ Jordan Black) (2021)

Improv Tip #169 - Listen Up (w/ Jordan Black) (2021)

Improv, Improv Comedy, Improvisation – whatever you call it, we’re here to help. In this week’s improv tip, guest tipper and veteran improviser Jordan Black shares the secret of his great work – listening. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv in your acting classes, or expressing yourself with some other kind…

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Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Summary: Yoda (much like any human) will have some specific things he likes to see in improv. To get a Yoda to any of my shows, I will need to skillfully market the experience to him so that he knows it’s going to be his sort of vibe. It’s also worth remembering, if Yoda’s favourite…

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12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits

12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits

12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits 12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits 1. People who don’t get bits 2. People who don’t respond to bits 3. People who are threatened by bitsBecause they don’t understand them 4. People who think you’re being serious when you’re just really commiting to a bit, and that…

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European Improv Festivals; A Maydays Guide

European Improv Festivals; A Maydays Guide

  As the weather changes and people around the world start to make tentative plans for in-person events, I started to get excited about the idea of going back to improv festivals again. The Maydays have been very lucky to play at lots of International festivals over the years so here is a short and…

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Improv Tip #168 Better Improv Monologues (w/guest tipper Corey Rosen) 2021

Improv Tip #168 Better Improv Monologues  (w/guest tipper Corey Rosen) 2021

Improv, Improv Comedy, Improvisation – whatever you call it, we’re here to help. In this week’s improv tip, guest tipper and master storyteller Corey Rosen shares some great tips for telling better improvised monologues. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv in your acting classes, or expressing yourself with some other kind…

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Is ALL Black Art Political?

Is ALL Black Art Political?

Is all black art political? Drawings by Instagram @chrisislame / Twitter @imchrisislame Written by: Mark Kendall Directed & Edited by: Bill Worley Starring: Mark Kendall Rickey Boynton Bill Worley Follow Mark Kendall Comedy! Social links in profile. source

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Improv with Me is Like… (Sex vs Improv)

Improv with Me is Like… (Sex vs Improv)

There is a fun improv game called “Sex with Me” which explores the extended connections between the act of procreation with a subject the audience deems worthy of comparison. Who am I kidding? It’s a set of sex jokes, puns and innuendo. As I said, it’s great fun.  “Sex with me is like a writing…

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More about Improv: Genres: Dystopian Bureaucracy Example

More about Improv: Genres: Dystopian Bureaucracy Example

Brazil poster For a recent workshop, I did a lot of research into dystopian fiction. Part of which meant rewatching Terry Gilliam’s 1985 classic Brazil. The film has nothing to do with the country, it’s just a song that plays a lot in the background. It’s a film where you have to explain the title,…

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