Tag Archives: improv

It's right next to the part that makes you misplace your house keys all the time.

361/365 – It’s In Your DNA

So, on the heels of my stand-up tirade a few days ago, I decided to seek out some advice about making it in comedy as a non-standup.  I mean, let’s face it, stand-ups in Los Angeles seem to be the ones who get notice, cast […]

Damn it, beer, you really screwed that one up.

357/365 – Sunday Stand-Up

Went to the LA Riot Fest tonight.  Which, in my humble opinion, seems like a poor choice for a comedy festival.  Especially one in downtown LA.  Um, the LA riots of 1992.  Are all the comedians doing their sets in fire bombed bodegas while people […]

Dear God, he's still on how to bag your sandwich.  Can we please just eat now?

328/365 – Blah, Blah, Blah, Improv, Blah

The surest way to know if someone is not confident in their knowledge is if they over explain something.  Actually, it’s probably a better indicator of someone who is uncomfortable with their communication skills.  Somewhere inside these people lies a deep rooted fear that the […]


301/365 – Back to Basics

Sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics.  You know, return to a way of doing things that isn’t complicated by layers of emotion, experience and just plain old bias. Today, I took a huge step back, planted my feet where they had been years […]

Success Bar

132/365 – The Theatre Success Curve

Just got back from performing improv for hundreds of kids at Eureka College in central Illinois.  Tons of fun.  Hadn’t had a performance since September.  Performing, especially comedy, is a rush like no other.  It exhilarating – chemically, emotionally and physically.  Sometimes, after a great […]

No!  Don't tell me your suggestion . . . think me your suggestion.

42/465 – Respect for Improv

I understand that, sometimes, there’s nothing worse than a bad improv show.  Who wants to sit through a 45 minutes performance where the ensemble is fighting an uphill battle?  Where that hill is basically a Slip ‘N Slide and there’s no chance in hell they’re […]