Improv Tip #163 My Pre-Show Ritual (w/Stephanie Courtney) (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 Stephanie Courtney talks about a little pre-show ritual she does to herself in the best headspace for a show. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv in your acting classes, or expressing yourself with some other kind of improvisation, you are going to love this tip. This is a great improv for beginners tip.

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Stephanie Courtney is an actor/improviser out of LA. She took her first class at The Groundlings Theater in 1998 and was a main company member from 2004-2012. Best known for playing Flo in the Progressive Insurance commercials, she’s also appeared in TV and film (The Goldbergs, Mad Men, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Mr. Show, You’re the Worst among others). Every Wednesday night for the past 20 years, she performs at The Groundlings in their regular long-form improv show, The Crazy Uncle Joe Show. She wishes you joy on your improv journey!


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