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“Two Up!” with UCB’s Anthony Apruzzese

We talk to the wonderful Anthony Apruzzese from UCB about improv theory AND NOTHING ELSE.  This gets nerdy and deep from the jump. We have a bunch more great teachers coming including TJ Del Reno this weekend, Josh Covitt later this month and more. PLUS WE STILL HAVE OUR SUPER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING UP!  …

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“Two Up!” with Zeke Nicholson and William Sirl

We have a very special Two Up where we talk to UCB LA’s Zeke Nicholson from Cardinal Redbird and White Women. We talk about his approach to joyful, chaotic play in improv, honesty in storytelling and what it takes to put a sketch show together. Plus Will performs a sketch. Workshops with UCB’s Lydia Hensler…

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“Two Up!” With Lydia Hensler

#tbt to when we first brought the great Lydia Hensler over. Lydia’s great and has so much to say about forms, organic play, joy and more. Want more Lydia in your lives? She’s teaching three workshops in January on Character work and Improv. Special Guest Workshops Character Development Mon Jan 30th, 7-10 pm £30 Joyful…

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Interview Openings for Improv Shows

We just finished the last of our relatively well received “Dinner and a Movie with Genre Claude Van Damme” shows. Running a weekly 4 hour improv show with 3 people sometimes doing up to 8 sets in an evening was … a little silly. But we’ll still be putting on a show every Sunday –…

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Two Up with David Razowsky! REPOST

We don’t have a show this week so thought we’d post a classic from the past – our interview with Second City Alum David Razowsky. David’s great. This is from a while back so pretty much everything we say is out of date. Wanna see Razowsky in action? He’s playing with Music Box and City…

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What C3? learned from #Slapdash16

Carleen Macdermid Comedy is a Universal Language – Slapdash is an international festival, bringing improvisers from a range of countries together in one of the most multicultural cities in the world. People in general, and improvisers specifically, often seem more interested in identifying our differences rather than our similarities. It was therefore an enormous pleasure…

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Two Up – Slapdash 16 Special – the Psychology of Improv LIVE with Alex Berg from UCB LA

As part of Slapdash 2016 we recorded a podcast of Alex Berg’s lecture on the psychology of improv. It was a lecture of needlessly complicated improv theory and speculation, with Alex Berg, a needlessly complicated and speculative improviser and instructor at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hope you enjoy it! #slapdash16 Check out c3something.com for more…

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Two Up Slapdash Special – Drew DiFonzo Marks

Seeing as we’re bombarding you with content we’ve reposted this classic interview from last year with Drew DiFonzo Marks. Drew is hands down one of the best teachers we’ve ever worked with and is teaching “YOU Decide, a Personal Feedback Workshop” where you tell him what you’re struggling with and like a ninja he’ll give…

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“Two Up” Del Close Marathon special with Horatio Sanz, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri and more!

Carleen went to the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and spoke to improv legends such as Horatio Sanz, Gil Ozeri, Jon Daly, John Gemberling, Kevin Hines, David Barton Harris, Alex Fernie, John Murray, Aaron Jackson, Alistair Magee and Sonia Bonia. If you want to touch a genuine improv legend,…

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Scene and Heard: Wasters with a capital L

[display_podcast] We took a couple of our favourite improvisers from around London and camped out in Resonance FM for half an hour. Episode One features Jenny Donoghue – E-mprov Shaun Lowthian – Do Not Adjust Your Stage Sean Gittens – The Old Smokes Lynsey Bonell – Pioneers, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Five Seven Plus Alistair…

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Improv 5-A-Side Grand Final

  Sunday 21 September is the Improv 5-A-Side Final is the end of Season culmination of 7 months of shows, with the winners from each 5-a-side since March, plus an 8th, All-American All-Star Wildcard team made up of top players from UCB, iO Chicago, Showstoppers battle it out for improv supremacy. It’s a Show of Winners…

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Aerodynamics of Yes: book review

Whilst it’s pretty hard to learn to improvise from a book* there’s loads to learn from reading the insights of other performers from all over the world. I’ve read a fair few improv books over the past year from the classics (Truth in Comedy), to the concise (Cute Little Book of Improv) and the comprehensive…

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The Bat at Improvention Australia in 2013

Courtesy of the incomparable Joe Bill, an audio recording of Joe with an international cast performing “The Bat at Improvention Australia in 2013. Follow Joe Bill at: twitter.com/mrjoebill Improvention Australia: www.improvention.com/

Lipschtick: And now a word from our sponsors …

Thank you to everyone who attended Lipschtick on Saturday to commemorate International Women’s Day. It was a truly a momentous night bringing together some of the best improvisers the UK has to offer and teaming them up with our very special international guests, Lipschtick was a celebration to remember with amazing shows from Breaking &…

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Notes from a 1960’s Del Close workshop

In honour of Del Close week we did some Googling, and found something worth sharing: notes from a 1962 workshop. We found this in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. I’m pretty sure they came from the Applied Improv Network in 2007, but scanning today’s site turned no trace of it. If anyone from Applied Improv…

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Video of the Day: HawkinStroth

We’ve trawled the Internet for our favourite improv videos. Today: HawkinStroth perform at the 2013 Phoenix Improv Festival.

Bonus Video: The Brothers Hines

Bonus Video: Weirdass

WeirDass performs at the 2009 Phoenix Improv Festival.

Video of the Day: Jill Bernard and Asaf Ronen’s Switch

We’ve trawled the Internet for our favourite improv video. Today: Master improvisers Jill Bernard and Asaf Ronen debut their show Switch at the 2009 Baltimore Improv Festival.

Video of the Day: Baby Wants Candy

We’ve trawled the Internet for our favourite improv videos. Today: Baby Wants Candy!

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