IMPROV COMEDY

Teaching Improv to Old Folks and Teens

May 1, 2009

This week we welcome improv teacher and performer Rachel Oakes to talk about teaching improv to old folks and teens. Do old people only do scenes about the war?  What type of teen actually chooses to do improv?  Will Dustin be as big of a jerk to this improv teacher as we was to the […]

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Comedy Foot Soldiers – Chris Grace

April 16, 2009

When it comes to improv this week’s Comedy Foot Soldier is a pro.  So much so that he’s on an improv team called The Faculty (get it, faculty…pro..he gets paid…think about it, it works).  Chris Grace is a stand-up comic, improviser, podcaster and improv teacher.  The dude loves doin’ comedy and he’s damn good at […]

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Comedy Foot Soliders – Shaun Landry

March 25, 2009

For this week’s Comedy Foot Soldier we head out to the west coast to meet improv goddess Shaun Landry.  She has been an unstoppable force in the San Francisco comedy scene for years and a mainstay at every improv festival out there. This week she is making the big move to LA so if you […]

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How Do You Teach Making Things Up?

March 6, 2009

Most people can wrap their heads around how one goes about teaching acting or writing, but improv?  This week we welcome Sarah Nowak, improv teacher at New York City’s famous Peoples Improv Theater, to discuss how one teaches others to make things up in the best and funniest possible ways. We ask: Can you teach […]

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Playing To A Small House

February 10, 2009

A lot of comics get a little freaked out when they look out into an audience and see a half full house (or worse).  Everyone comic knows it’s easier to make 300 people laugh than 1. (which is why comics don’t tell their jokes at parties.  It doesn’t work people).  But I have learned time […]

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Penelope Takes On The BBC

January 15, 2009

Check out The Apiary for a great interview by Keith Huang with comedian Kurt Braunohler.  Kurt talks about his pilot for “Penelope: Princess of Pets” with his partner Kristen Schaal. We sold a pilot of the show to Channel 4 in London, and we’ll be going over there in May or June to shoot it. […]

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Is Comedy Central Going Mainstream?

December 5, 2008

Comedy Central for a while has been under the radar. However, lately the shows have become more mainstream. What does that mean for all those die hard Comedy Central Fans? Come find out with us.

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