Jimmy Carrane and Tim Meadows

How to land your comedy dream job

Today more than ever the opportunities for improvisers are abundant. There are so many classes to choose take, groups to be a part of and places to perform — which can be a blessing and a curse. That’s why it’s important to map out a vision for your career before you get in too deep. Do you want be […]

Improv Nerd with Horatio Sanz

3 Tips for Increasing Your Gratitude

I don’t say this enough and that is “Thank you.” Next to “Yes and…,” thank you can be two of the most powerful words. Instead of being grateful, I am usually busy comparing myself to others, which just makes me feel worse. But being grateful and saying thank you for what I do have right now […]

Improv Nerd with Lyndsay Hailey

The risk of taking risks

You hear this all the time in your improv classes – you need to take more risks on stage. But what improv teachers forget to tell you is that when you take risks, you’re going to feel feelings: anger, sadness, anxiety, fear, shame and, in rare cases, joy. This is a by-product of taking risks, and […]

Judy Fabjance

Your Pain is Your Gold

We have all experienced a fair amount of pain in our lives — from our parents getting divorced to being picked on in school or breaking up with someone. Most improvisers want to avoid thinking about their pain, thinking it’s not appropriate because they’re doing comedy. The problem is not that we have pain, it’s […]

Improv Nerd with John Hartman

Guess what? You're acting

This message is going out to all you talented, young improvisers out there: Good improv is good acting. I know what you are thinking: “I am doing comedy, I don’t need to be a better actor.” Or maybe you’re you didn’t even realize that what you are doing on stage when you’re improvising IS acting. […]

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