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1 Improv Matt Faragasso and Mr. Grouzes December 20, 2012 **Be sure to write something and put it in the hat**

2 The Plan O Why? O What? O Group Mind O Acceptance O Hierarchy of Comedy O Commitment O Physicality O Using Space/Creating Reality

3 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

4 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.

5 Improv isImprov is not Role playing Imaginative Cooperative Original Material Awesome Stand-up Comedy Scripted A Contest Stealing Material Not awesome

6 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

7 Listening O With your ears O With your body (huh?) O Offers

8 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

9 Bad -ings O Blocking O Wimping O Gagging O Steamrolling

10 Puns/Wordplay Visual Comedy Riddles Jokes Poop Humor Racial/Biased Humor Sexual Humor Slapstick Hierarchy of Comedy

11 The Truth

12 Commitment Failure does not exist.

13 Physicality O Stretch O Space O Pantomiming O Actions speak louder than words

14 Reality O Once it is created, do not try to change it. O Story O Atmosphere O Characters O Falls under Commitment

15 Questions

16 Lets have some fun.


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