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Play Smart So Your Characters Don’t Have To

One thing that I hear frequently is the notion that we should play to the top of our intelligence. I think that’s great advice, not just for improvisors, but for artists of any discipline. At the same time, I don’t

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Thanks ColdTowne

Big thanks to everyone who made my super-brief stay in Austin so wonderful, expecially to Mr. Cody Dearingwho was at the airport with me in the middle of the night, not once, but twice. It was definitely a break-neck trip

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ColdTowne Journey

It seems like only yesterday that I was in Austin, TX for the Out of Bounds Festival. I love Austin and I love the amazing improv community in Austin. I’m very excited to be returning this weekend to teach a

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Mahalo Improvaganza

I now know three Hawaiian words; aloha, mahalo and shi-shi. This was my fourth consecutive year visiting Improvaganza and I continue to fall in love with it. Having visited both Cedar City and Honolulu recently, I notice some interesting things they

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Thanks Cedar City

What a great festival TJ and Wendy put on with the Off the Cuff folks. I first met the two of them many years ago at The Phoenix Improv Festival at The Herberger Theater, but I got to really know

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Cedar City Here I Come

This weekend I’ll be heading up to Cedar City, Utah for the second annual Red Rocks Improv Festival presented by Off the Cuff Comedy Improv. I’ll be teaching my Starting Out Strong workshop on Friday afternoon before shows. It will

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Far From Burnt Out

Last night I had the great pleasure to work with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed in their brand new place. When I say brand new, I mean brand spanking new. NBOJU has been performing in 10 years in Tucson and

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Congratulations Aidy!

For those who haven’t heard, Aidy Bryant of Virgin Daiquiri and Baby Wants Candy has been asked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. In response to everyone saying congratulations to Aidy, I say congratulations to SNL. Tim Robinson

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Austin City Limits

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is definitely growing to be one of the largest festivals in the country, especially now that they’ve added stand-up and sketch comedy to the lineup.¬† Unlike some festivals which localize the events, OOB ties

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Keep Asking Why

If you’ve been a student of improv, you’ve probably heard the idea that asking questions onstage is bad. It’s not a theory I personally subscribe to. You may choose to play by those rules, but I implore you not extend

Posted in Improv Theory