Category: Behind Improv

What Are My Chances?

I recently received an e-mail from a reader who was thinking about moving to Chicago and was asking for a little help understanding the comedy scene here. The fact that they even asked me for my opinion on such an important decision was extremely flattering and I took their questions to heart. What they really wanted to know was what... Read more »

Wait, You Actually Practice Improv?

Yes, it’s true, improv teams have regularly scheduled practices. The best way to explain why we do this is to answer the most common questions about our practices. “How can you practice making stuff up?” Anyone can just make something up, but it takes a lot of practice to make up good stuff. As sad... Read more »

Is Improv Real?

As an improvisor the number one question I get asked is, “Do you guys really just make up all of that stuff on the spot?” and my answer is always, “Yes, that’s why it’s called improv.” Everything that you see is made up in front of you for better or worse. I don’t get upset... Read more »