Katie Rich mentioned this during last week’s Chicago Ladies in Comedy forum. Your uterus is apparently located at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.
Every improviser must have two headhshots: wacky fun and deep contemplation. Guess which one gets featured here…
A gentlemen from my film acting meetup group produced this pretty extensive list of training venues in the city. If you are looking to take acting class (and you should be) this is a nice summary to start with.
Jenna is a comedienne (see what I did there?), improviser and one of the newest writers on Letterman. LEARN OF HER JOURNEY!
Anybody remember Nancy Kerrigan on SNL? This is the point where Pat has to say to himself: “Have I married myself to a terrible premise?”
New podcast: We Wrongly Assume
As far as I can tell it’s funny people in a room talking about weird stuff. In a good way.
Recent Guests: Brett Lyons, Adal Rafai, Andy St. Clair, Rob White, Steve Waltien and more
Carisa is a friend of mine! This article is about her.
Though not strictly about improv, I will let it slide because I went to high school with Lauren and now she works with CHELSEA HANDLER! AHHHHHHH!!!
Mark Colomb: the JRR Tolkien of improv focused podcasts.
Matt Young, Peyton Brown, Kara Jekubac and Tim Paul all in separate episdode.
The best part of this being the people who really carry the spirit of the exercise forward by paraphrasing the quotes.
e.g. “whatever that quote was from a beautiful mind. Adam Smith was wrong, do what’s best for the group, etc.”
It becomes clearer and clearer to me overtime that improvisers just like talking to eachother and will use the lightest and strangest of structures to do so in a way that pretends to some other ancillary purpose. Like sharing recipes. Still. I like cooking. I like improv. Let me know if you want me to keep updating this one…
Also, they review bottled water. Which I think is hysterical.