Sometimes Improv is Hard to Watch (and Do)
“I just don’t get it: It looks like a bunch of people just messing around on stage.”
Wow. Harsh, but you’ve heard it before, yeah? I have. Maybe you haven’t actually stood sweating on stage, suffering through this kind of moment, desperate to prove yourself worthy in front of a skeptical audience. Maybe you’ve only been in an audience during a show that wasn’t working. But let’s put you back on stage. You’re out of it, the audience is out of it. The jokes are just NOT working and you start flailing around trying anything to get a laugh. But no matter how clever you are, how many puns you have, or how well you’re playing the “game,” it’s just falling flat.
So… how do you fix that? How can you make shows more compelling to watch, be less “in your head,” and never risk freezing up without the “right” thing to do or say?
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