Man, the last week of this blog has been chop full of improv talk. Blah blah improv blah blah comedy blah blah yes and . . . Sorry about that all 5 of my readers. I also apologize ahead of time as I’m about to venture into another improv topic. Don’t hurt me.
Here’s the thing about short form improv . . . what’s short form improv? Why, I’m glad you asked that one reader who didn’t go straight to Perez Hilton after finding I was going to rant about improv again . . . I like you. What are you doing later? Want to go to an improv show? . . . Shit. Um, he left . . . .
Um, So . . . CUPCAKES!
Oh, so now you all come back. All . . . 456 of you. Holy cow! A record. Okay. So there once was a little cupcake named “Yummy.” Yummy loved . . . to improvise? WAIT! Don’t leave . . . Yummy is still a cupcake and he has tons of cupcake friends . . . like, Yes And . . . Yester . . . Esther? Esther the cupcake.
There we go . . . 500? 500 readers! Where have you guys been all year? . . . Doing improv? Ha ha. Very funny. No, you, reader number 45, don’t get a cupcake. Everyone else gets a virtual cupcake. Yes, a virtual cupcake. I can’t just jam a cupcake into my computer. Trust me, I’ve tried. Caps lock has never been the same. Besides, the day they invent a way to send a cupckae through a computer screen is the day . . . I send a cuupcake through a computer screem. Okay?
Yes, reader number 1, even you get a cupcake. You’ve always been here for me so I made you a special virtual cupcake. It’s made with love.
So, all 500 of you, let me just say a few things about short form improv . . . SERIOUSLY? You’re leaving again. Fine, give me back “Yummy” and all his cupcake friends. It’s all or nothing people. I’m tired, I’ve been writing this blog for almost a year, and I just want to tell you some simple things about short form improv . . is that so hard?
Let’s make a deal, I’ll give ou all a virtual cupcake if you let me say a few lines about short form improv . . . 5 lines? . . . NO? Jesus Christ. Fine. 4 lines about short form for a cupcake? . . . 3 lines? Then you only get half a cupcake . . . Final offer. 3 and a half lines about short form improv and you all get a whole virtual cupcake . . . yes, even you number 45. Deal? . . . Deal. Good.
Here we go —
Short form improv demands that the participants have a reserve of unbelievable energy and confidence. Whether you are hosting a game or playing a game, fail with confidence and the audience will LOVE you for it. Don’t be wishy washy and bumble around or you will lose them. It’s a good life lesson to allow your failures to happen and be —
Fine, Take your cupcakes. Thank god I only have 3 more of these.