Archive for April, 2012

The Problem with Fear

The Problem with Fear

By Randall | Improv in Life, Improv Tips

About a month ago,  I went out for a walk. Early on, I passed a stranger on the street who held eye contact for slightly longer than normal, so I said “Hello” and he said “Hi” back. Even something as simple as that, just being acknowledged by a stranger, had a significant impact on my [&hellip

The Problem with Fear

The Problem with Fear

By Randall | Improv in Life, Improv Tips

About a month ago,  I went out for a walk. Early on, I passed a stranger on the street who held eye contact for slightly longer than normal, so I said “Hello” and he said “Hi” back. Even something as simple as that, just being acknowledged by a stranger, had a significant impact on my [&hellip

Liam Neeson Does Improv

By Randall | Just for fun!

Well, I know that I had said last week that I would start posting warm-ups on Monday, but then I realized that Monday Funday might be a better way to start off the week. Instead, I’ll be targeting Wednesday’s to cover various improv warmups. For the few of you who may not have seen it [&hellip

The Difference Between Stand-up and Improv

The Difference Between Stand-up and Improv

By Randall | Just for fun!

I started a new tumblr site for posting images depicting the differences between stand-up and improv comedy. Here’s the first in the set! original source photo

4 Reasons Improvisers Should Get Their Exercise

By Randall | Improv in Life

Want to be a better improviser? Go for a walk or hit the gym. Here are four reasons that exercise will improve the quality of your shows.   1) You’ll have a greater physical range Sometimes in improv you have to perform physically difficult feats. In these situations, having better cardiovascular health will help you [&hellip

4 Reasons Improvisers Should Get Their Exercise

4 Reasons Improvisers Should Get Their Exercise

By Randall | Improv in Life

Want to be a better improviser? Go for a walk or hit the gym. Here are four reasons that exercise will improve the quality of your shows.   1) You’ll have a greater physical range Sometimes in improv you have to perform physically difficult feats. In these situations, having better cardiovascular health will help you [&hellip

Monday Warmup – Hot Spot

By Randall | Games for Workshop

I’m starting a new quasi-regular segment this week. On select Mondays, I’ll be posting warm-ups that you can use at the beginning of improv classes or to prepare for an improv show. If you have found these warm-ups to be personally useful, please leave a comment below! Hot Spot is a fun singing game! With [&hellip

Monday Warmup - Hot Spot

Monday Warmup – Hot Spot

By Randall | Games for Workshop

I’m starting a new quasi-regular segment this week. On select Mondays, I’ll be posting warm-ups that you can use at the beginning of improv classes or to prepare for an improv show. If you have found these warm-ups to be personally useful, please leave a comment below! Hot Spot is a fun singing game! With [&hellip

The Zen of Listening

The Zen of Listening

By Randall | Improv Tips

The following is an except from the book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: “When you listen to someone, you should give up all your preconceived ideas and your subjective opinions; you should just listen to him, just observe what his way is. We [practitioners of Zen] put very little emphasis on right and wrong or good [&hellip