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Notes On Your Improv Show

I just found this on the website of the People’s Improv Theatre, NY.  Some very handy notes on that improv show that you did… and a lovely cheeky come-back at the end just as you think it’s finished. <object style=”height: 390px; width: 640px”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/u3NXbMFztfo?version=3″><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”>[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3NXbMFztfo&w=640&h=360]</object>

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You Can Only Join The Dots Looking Backwards

Today the news has been dominated by the death of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers. For me, Apple made sense of technology.  I’ve always been amazed and frustrated by technology in equal measure.  When I started using Apple products my amazement  levels went up and my frustration levels

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Patterns

“Making connections is as easy as listening, remembering and recycling information.  When patterns in scenes are noticed and played they create continuity in the scene” – Halpern/Close/Johnson “Truth In Comedy” For the last couple of weeks a small group of us have met informally to experiment with some long form

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Improv at the Edinburgh Fringe

There are now seven members of the MissImp performance team at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Two are doing various stand-up open spots, three are in the play we’ve taken up (HR’d Day’s Night) and the rest are here taking in shows and liberal quantities of ‘social time’. Yesterday we were talking

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Improv gathering at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe

The excellent Brighton improv group The Maydays organised the Edinburgh Fringe’s first ever Improv Symposium last year.  They’ve now posted up the audio of it and it makes for very interesting listening http://www.themaydays.co.uk/improvsymposium.html I believe there will be another Improv Symposium at this year’s Fringe in the final week.

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The “bad improv” jam

If you’re an improviser, you’ve probably got a few pet peeves.  It might be the way some improvisers initiate scenes or it could be poor use of the stage, for example.  Last night at the weekly MissImp jam, Nick encouraged us to explore everything we believed to be “bad improv”.

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One Man Improv

You can’t beat an improv road-trip to see something exciting.  Us MissImpers are getting rather good at it.  On Tuesday evening Geoff, Nick and I saw a one-man improv show at the Hen and Chickens in London that blew us away. David Shore, two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and alumnus

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You Cannot Win Improv

American comedian Stephen Colbert (The Daily Show, Colbert Report) did the commencement speech at Northwestern University earlier this month.  It was funny, had some in-jokes for the graduates and a section about improv and how it applies to life.  The speech is mainly just funny (only a little bit of

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The "Secret Of Comedy" Jam

We are jamming as usual this Thursday.  As far as we know it’s the usual location – The Hopkinson Gallery, upstairs. Please try to get there on time / slightly early, as that saves someone having to go downstairs and let you in. The idea of the “Secret of Comedy”

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The “Secret Of Comedy” Jam

We are jamming as usual this Thursday.  As far as we know it’s the usual location – The Hopkinson Gallery, upstairs. Please try to get there on time / slightly early, as that saves someone having to go downstairs and let you in. The idea of the “Secret of Comedy”

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In Your Head Improv

I remember when I did my level two improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and, just before the end of the course, a fellow student said to me, “Lloydie, I like you on stage but I thought you were better at the start of the course than you are

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