141: Billy Merritt

Billy Merritt has been a performer, teacher and director since the UCB opened in New York. He was founding member of The Swarm and The Stepfathers in New York, and The Smokes in LA. We talk to Billy about how he classifies improvisers as pirates, robots, and ninjas, and what the game in the scene means to him. He also does an amazing job of deconstructing the improv scene between Jimmy and himself.

140: Dylan Rohde

Dylan Rohde is the founder and co-owner of The Backline in Omaha, NE, and the producer of the Omaha Improv Festival. We talked to Dylan about studying at the UCB and iO West and why he moved from LA to Omaha to start a comedy theater. Dylan also demonstrates an improv game that you will definitely want to use!