Rich Baker

Why It’s OK to Fail in Improv

Our goal as artists is to evolve, and the best way to do that is to constantly challenge our way of thinking and our approach. One way effective way to do that is by reading books about improv. The goods ones, and there are a lot of them out there, make you look at things […]

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11 Things I’m Grateful For This Year

This week seems like a good time to talk about gratitude since Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Gratitude it a one of the most powerful over-the-counter drugs on the market today. In fact, it works so well in my life that I stop taking it. When I do remember to sit down and come up with a […]

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Obsessing Doesn’t Make You Better

Most people who start in improv become obsessed by this art from. We take every class we can afford. We perform in every show humanly possible. We eat like crap and get little sleep. We think the more we obsess, the more it will make us better. We tell ourselves that is what successful artists do. […]

What I’ve Learned from John Hildreth

Sunday, Nov. 3 will mark the eighth anniversary of the Jimmy and Johnnie show. For the last eight years, on the first Sunday of the month John Hildreth and I and at least one special guest have improvised together. And the experience has really been a blast. I can’t even take credit for the show’s […]

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8 Things to Help You Be More Creative

As improvisers, we are considered “creative types.” Some of us may be quirky or even moody, but regardless of our personality, we are all after the same thing: to get in the creative flow. When we get into the flow, it’s like being a surfer riding a big wave, and it’s exciting. Ideas just come to […]

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Teaching improv to preschoolers

Teaching improv is a gift I take for granted. Not only am I good at teaching and getting better, but I also really enjoy it. But often I compare myself to my friends who I started out with who are now famous and completely dismiss my gift, which just leaves me feeling shitty about myself. Last […]

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