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Improv Matt Faragasso and Mr. Grouzes December 20, 2012 **Be sure to write something and put it in the hat**
The Plan O Why? O What? O Group Mind O Acceptance O Hierarchy of Comedy O Commitment O Physicality O Using Space/Creating Reality
So, why? O Youre always doing it O Speaking publically O Getting to know people O Thinking on your feet. O Getting to know people O Its ridiculously fun
Questions that will not be answered today. O What are the secrets of improv? O Its improvised. Cant have secrets. O How can I be funny? O Just have fun and hope that funny happens. O What is the right way to improv? O There are guidelines, but no rules.
Improv isImprov is not Role playing Imaginative Cooperative Original Material Awesome Stand-up Comedy Scripted A Contest Stealing Material Not awesome
Group Mind O Whole troupe - same page O Confidence O Yourself O Your troupe O Selflessness O No Personal Agenda O Listen to each other
Listening O With your ears O With your body (huh?) O Offers
Acceptance O Go with it. O Dont say No. O Yes, and… O Live in the moment. O Go for the story; not the laugh. O Attack and offer NO
Bad -ings O Blocking O Wimping O Gagging O Steamrolling
Puns/Wordplay Visual Comedy Riddles Jokes Poop Humor Racial/Biased Humor Sexual Humor Slapstick Hierarchy of Comedy
Commitment Failure does not exist.
Physicality O Stretch O Space O Pantomiming O Actions speak louder than words
Reality O Once it is created, do not try to change it. O Story O Atmosphere O Characters O Falls under Commitment