teaching

Why I Love Teaching Improv

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A weird thing has happened to me in the last couple of years.…
father's day

My First Father's Day

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This Sunday is Father's Day, and except for the fact that I…
Betsy Carrane

Why You Shouldn't Control Play

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My wife, Lauren, and I were lying on the living room rug playing…
Art of Slow Comedy

Laughter is the Best Medicine

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When people first work with me, especially after the first class,…
Jimmy Carrane as a kid

Needing to Be the Funny One

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(Who's the funniest one in the pic above? Hint: I'm the one with…
Stephen Colbert

Getting Your Comedic Voice

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In improv, we all want to get noticed and be liked by everyone…
Jimmy Carrane Stand-Up

Writing My Next One-Man Show

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When I was little kid, the first thing I ever wanted to be was…
Jimmy Carrane's birthday

My greatest birthday gift

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Friday is my birthday. I will be 53 years old. In improv, that…
press hat

Do These 9 Things to Market Your Improv Show

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Alright, you have put together a great improv show and you are…
relaxed

6 Tips for Getting Relaxed Before a Show

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In her wonderful book, Presence, author Amy Cuddy asks actor…