IMPROV COMEDY

The ECNY Nominations Announced!

February 3, 2010

The ECNY Nominations were announced this afternoon Kumail Nanjiani and Kambri Crews and ran live on Ustream.tv all Oscars style.  And oh yeah, we totally got nominated for Best Website.  You can vote here (and please do).  Did I mention that all the other nominees are pro communism because they are.  F’n commies.  Here is […]

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Ashley Ward – Comedy Foot Soldier

January 13, 2010

I could listen to this week’s Comedy Foot Soldier, Ashley Ward, talk for hours.  She’s got the voice of a sweet southern bell and the mouth of a drunkin’ sailor with turrets who just got hit in the balls with a baseball bat.  She’s hands down one of the most talented improvisers in the scene […]

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Life Inside the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

October 11, 2009
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When it comes to comedy theaters there are few bigger that the Upright Citizens Brigade.  So many of today’s up and coming comedians have started on that stage and there are future stars beginning classes every day. This week we talk to UCB regular and all around great guy Mike Still about what it’s like […]

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Improv To Sketch

August 21, 2009

This week, we’re making it up as we go along. We’re joined by guest Jason Saenz, to discuss the process of using improv to generate ideas for sketch and stand up. How much adaption is needed to go from one medium to another? And does just doing improv improve your writing in general? We’ll also discuss […]

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Creating Good Comedy Characters

July 9, 2009
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In comedy, creating a good character is hard.  This week’s guest, Livia Scott, is creating 365 good characters in 365 days.  That’s 1 a day.  See, we told you we could do math.  (We’re learning about imaginary numbers next week.  Dustin doesn’t believe they exist.  Dan thinks he might be right) We discuss:  How can […]

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Comedy Foot Soldier – Topping Haggerty

June 24, 2009

This week’s Comedy Foot Soldier comes straight outta Austin (Texas that is).  Topping Haggerty has been doing and directing improv since (Date not given as she would stab me in the face if I included it).  She’s performed at comedy festival in just about every city including Toronto , Miami , Chicago , San Francisco […]

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What Is Truth In Comedy?

May 22, 2009

Most hardcore comedians and comedy lovers talk about the importance of truth in comedy.  Heck, they even wrote a book about it (called Truth In Comedy.  It’s pretty famous.  You should read it). In this week’s podcast we look at: What does truth in comedy really mean?   Why is it important?  Does everything really need […]

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