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It's been a long time since comedian Nick Griffin has appeared up here -- he used to be based out of Los Angeles and did very well, but once he became a New Yorker things really started to accelerate for him. New York fits Griffin's temperament more, and the tight-knit comedy community ...
Joy Dolo didn't mean to become an improv comic. A veteran of the Twin Cities theater scene, Dolo has earned acclaim for bold performances with Children's Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things, Jungle Theater and a host of others. Even with that impressive pedigree, she got cold feet five years ...

The Improv Playhouse presents its annual production of "The Gathering," a contemporary take on the Last Supper by Josephine Raciti, one of the pioneers of Chicago Improv, and Rolf Forsberg. David Brian Stuart adapted and directed the production, which features Shahab Astabraghpour and Tyler ...
Improv show "Scared Scriptless," starring popular comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, is coming to the University of Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The comedy program is sponsored by UW Presents. Known for their quick wit working on ...
Dan M. Klein, a Stanford professor who divides his time between the university's business school and drama department, teaches leaders to infuse creativity and trust into their companies by wielding the tools of improv comedy. He's shown that techniques that troupes like Second City and Upright ...
Are you a fan of 'Who's Line Is It Anyway'? Love laughing? Looking for a fun night out? If you answered yes (and…) to any of these questions join Theatreworks for our first night of Improv, March 31st, 2018 at 8pm! Improviser / director Matt Austin (UCB Theater NYC / Sea Tea Comedy Theater) has ...

Like his character Leon on HBO's Emmy-winning sitcom "Curb Your Enthusiasm," JB Smoove is equal parts persuasive and persistent. "If I had a wrench big enough to get those lug nuts off the Brooklyn Bridge and detach it from Manhattan, I could sell that damn thing," Smoove said via phone last ...
Comedy improv has a lot to offer sales professionals and sales leaders due to its relevancy as both a predictor of and plan toward success. Here are four key--and perhaps surprising--ways it can be leveraged for sales teams, writes, David Sill, Senior Vice President of Sales, DiscoverOrg. There are ...
If all goes to plan, the first Great Northeast Improv Festival will deliver quick wits, fast reactions and impressive imaginations during a single, cram-packed day. The festival, which will take place Saturday, March 24 at the Millspace: Center for Arts, Culture, and History in Newmarket, is 13 hours of cooperative ...
Pella High School improvisation performers are welcoming the community to evenings filled with laughter and fun. Students are hosting the annual “What Do You Say To That?” for four total shows on Thursday, March 22nd through Saturday, March 24th at 7 p.m., with an additional late show scheduled on ...
True Story Theater, which features audience members telling their own stories and the improve troupe then acting them out, will hold an event from 1-2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Turner Free Library. The theme will be, “We Are Randolph: Stories of Belonging to Our Diverse Community.” There also ...
Pj Jacokes says improv comedy can be like “a casual roller-coaster.” Neither the performers, nor the audience, really know if it will work. “There really are times where you go out there with absolutely no idea of what's about to happen,” Jacokes said. “When it pays off, it can be downright magical, for both the ...
Many times you Know or Think “That Should…” “We Could…” “If We Could Only…” “No One Does That….” These All signify that you, or many of you, have an answer that no one else does. It might be a body of knowledge that only you think about, or an invention that you are wise to. Revisit these Ideas.
The Chuckleheads, the house improv troupe of Planet Improv, presents their "We're So Excidered" comedy show on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8pm at the Good Road Ciderworks, 117 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. The improv troupe invites you to a night of their biggest hits - including unscripted ...
NEWMARKET — New Hampshire's first ever improv festival debuts a full schedule of improvised plays, sketches, and even a musical puppet show. There will also be performance workshops for kids, teens, and adults. The Great Northeast Improv Festival is Saturday, March 24 at the Millspace: Center for ...
Improv For Anxiety uses improv to create an experimental learning environment to practice handling feelings in a new way. Through basic improv exercises, participants in the classes will learn how to use non-judgement, acceptance and present moment awareness to address their thoughts and feelings ...

At least that's what you do in “Improv for Business Leaders,” a class that uses improvised comedy to help Washingtonians sharpen their professional skills. In the course, held in a basement in Northwest D.C., students scream their throats raw, deliver ridiculous speeches and shout “That's awesome!
Improv troupes from across the country come to Orlando to bring their own unique take on the art form during the Central Florida Improv Fest tonight at 8 and Saturday at 7 Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. More than 50 plant growers and vendors will be selling plants and outdoor accessories during the Leu ...
A love of improv and comedy, and even a dream of pursuing a career in comedy, that developed from the 8th Floor improv Comedy Group connects many current and past members of the Ohio State student organization. On Saturday night, many of those current and past members will reconnect in the ...
Loyola's premier improv team, 45 Kings, was named national champion after coming in first place at the 11th annual National College Improv Tournament over spring break. The tournament was held at Chicago's Vittum Theatre (1012 N. Noble St.) March 3 and hosted 11 North American teams from ...
Be spontaneous — do something fun for yourself today and jump into a class at Washington Improv Theater. Folks from all over the DMV take WIT's improv classes for all sorts of reasons. Washington Improv Theater is DC's oldest and only nonprofit improv theater. Chances are you know at least one person ...
Now the Brea Improv, currently located at 120 S. Brea Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Brea, will receive a similar upgrade. The original Brea Improv opened in 1989, just down the way in the Market Place on Birch Street, before it moved to its current home in 2000. The venue isn't going far, in fact just a few ...
Looking for a unique way for your funny kid to spend their summer? Have your aspiring comedians spend their summer laughing, and bringing laughter, as they learn improv skills with CSz Richmond Comedy Camps! Musical Improv: Do you find yourself making up songs when nobody's around? Or even entertaining your ...
The Friday Night Live (FNL) comedy improv group kicked off their first show this semester at the Flexible Theater in the Donald Savage building. Male members of the cast sported dresses to celebrate ladies' night. Approximately one hundred people attended the hour-long event, where the cast played nine ...
Improv Nation is like the "six degrees of separation" for contemporary comedy. Improvisational comedy has surprising roots, and those roots are surprisingly deep and almost random. The random-seeming nature of what began in the '20s as a community-building exercise at Jane Addam's Hull House in ...
As a rising TV star and voice-over artist, Ron Funches has a knack for ending up on your favorite current program; just in the past two years, the comedian has appeared on “Black-ish” and “Transparent” as well as the animated series “We Bare Bears” and “BoJack Horseman.” He also voiced the fuzzy ...
Don't you hate when you are trying to decide whether you're going to go on a date with Krystal from The Bachelor, an intense Olympic figure skating coach, or a werewolf with very limited social skills? No? Yeah…me either… ***. Union University's very own student-led improvisational comedians, known ...
The BCC is launching with a Level 1 class (taught by instructor Jared Jeffries and open to all) and two Level 2 classes (taught by Markle and Donley and open to those with significant prior improv experience). All instructors at the BCC bring years of teaching experience to the table and are frequent ...
It was the summer of 1992. Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld were kicking off their postgraduate European adventure in Amsterdam, and, naturally, they decided to sample some hash in a Dutch coffee shop. The two men were struck with an idea: Why not open a comedy club in Amsterdam? While most ...
COI takes the stage in five unique shows full of scenes, games, and improv high-jinks. Director and founder Mark Duncanson notes that this year COI has decided on a “pro-wrestling theme:” five performances, five different bouts, all with an interactive format that gives the audience a chance to win prizes.
Those classes are now offered on the South sSrand as well as at Carolina Improv's location at Myrtle Beach Mall. Trimarco says the classes are beneficial for anyone, especially those in business or sales. "When we teach improv we are teaching you how to listen, be in the moment, be a good partner, and collaborate.
Its famous alumni also include Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, who went on to found iO's arguably more popular competitor, the Upright Citizens Brigade, based on iO's Harold style of improv. When iO West opened in Los Angeles in 1997, initially in the Complex Theater on Santa ...
Learners who show disrespect to facilitators or other participants. These behaviors can affect learning outcomes. The facilitator, therefore, has a responsibility to manage them effectively. Enter improvisation. Improv is the act of creating or performing spontaneously, without preparation. Sound familiar?
Sean Morgan, Tyler Groce and Margaret Hunsicker of Creative Action lead a workshop for students on sexual harassment and how to draw boundaries at IDEA Rundberg. Lynda Gonzalez for KUT. Margaret Hunsicker and two other actors stand in front of a classroom at IDEA Rundberg, performing a scene ...
AISU's improv team, nicknamed “Dragon's Breath,” are in the midst of fundraising for both the school's performing arts department to purchase three iPod touches and a receipt printer so they could support an online ticket sales platform as well as hopes to travel to Chicago in spring 2019 to take part in ...
“Location, Location, Location” was one of several exercises that 14 third- to sixth-graders participate in through the school's Improv Club. Mirin, artistic director of Piti Theatre Company, started overseeing the club on Jan. 5 thanks to funding from a $1,900 Mass Cultural Council STARS Residencies grant.
HUGE Theater has been paying improvisors in the Twin Cities since 2013. Founded by a collective of five artists in 2005, the theater, located in Minneapolis, now serves a community of an estimated one thousand-plus improvisors. Unlike some improv theaters, HUGE is a nonprofit organization—it has ...
Portland's Stumptown Improv Festival is growing, with new off-season programming, Stumptown Improv Presents!, bringing in out-of-town performers for one-off shows. Saturday's sold-out Siren Theater show featured LA's White Women and The Magic Negro and Other Blackness, a solo show from Atlanta ...
Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre Company leads the Improv Club at Warwick Community School in an exercise called "Location, Location, Location" on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Fifth-grader Aiden Lucas-Mulle acts out being sleepy in the morning, while students raise their hands to join in his story. —Recorder ...
Mo'Nique has been an honest, open and likable stand-up comedian since she emerged from Baltimore in the 1990s. She was a standout on “The Parkers” from 1999 to 2004 and has appeared on reality shows, as a host for “Showtime at the Apollo” and in a stunning best supporting actress Academy ...
jeff-hiller You know Jeff Hiller, or you recognize his face. His disapproving, glowering mug can be seen in every customer service position in every auteur sitcom of the past 15 years. Hiller has played a disapproving flight attendant on 30 Rock, a nude ghost in Ghost Town, and more waiters than you can ...
"I've had so many people tell me that improv helped with their anxiety," says Lindsay Goldapp, the managing director of the nonprofit Stomping Ground Comedy Theatre. "I think it's just that nonjudgmental thing where I can be myself and there's no wrong in improv. So there's something comforting in that.".
Chris Kattan made the most of his eight years on “Saturday Night Live,” creating characters including Mango, Doug Butabi (one of the “Night at the Roxbury” brothers) and impressions that ranged from Ben Affleck to Ricky Martin to gymnast Kerri Strug. Since then he's co-starred in four seasons on “The ...
The Second City comedy club and improv school trains around 18,000 aspiring actors, directors, comedy writers, and improvisers every year — that's more than the average number of undergraduate students who enroll at the University of Chicago. And The Second City is just one of several theaters in town, like The iO ...
A cofounder of Improv Asylum has stepped down from day-to-day operations at the popular North End comedy club after the staff met last month to address an incident that occurred over the summer. Chet Harding is relinquishing his roles as executive producer and director of corporate training at the ...
On Wednesday, February 7, students piled into Memorial Hall for a night of pizza and improv. Humorously advertised as a “Pizza Party with Some Improv,” the smell of the greasy food lured students to make the snowy trek to Memorial Hall. “Pizza was one of the main focuses, but it definitely was an improv ...
She ended up as a substitute in a special education classroom, where she deployed some of the same games – and found they had the ability to animate kids who were otherwise withdrawn. Then it became something of a specialty, and Roberts began holding improv workshops for people on the autistic ...
Levity Entertainment Group announced today that it has acquired The Improv, the legendary comedy brand owned by Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow. Some 54 years after Friedman launched the first club, The Improv has grown to over 20 clubs nationwide and also maintains a library of comedy assets, ...
The Prep In Eatontown to Host IMPROV JAM & CESD Talent Agency's Kerri Krilla for Weekend For over 20 years Improv Jam has been a ...


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