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The First Thought: Part IV – Sport

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

Langston Hughes, The Collected Works of Langston Hughes

 

“Well, they say overweight people use humor to achieve affection.”

Eduardo Furtillo (as …

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Be the Sky in Improv

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In improvisation, it is important to understand the role each actor plays. Similar to things that occur in the sky, such as thunderstorms and sunshine, improvisation is a great way to teach one another that we are the sky, not

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Attitude Era, Histor-Improvisation

The improv scene has one city to thank for much of its success in mainstream. Chicago’s The Second City and Improv Olympic (later to be renamed to the recognizable iO) catapulted the improv performers to shows like Saturday Night
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Pre-Attitude Era, Histor-Improvisation

As not only a Rupaul’s Drag Race and Real Housewives historian – I would also dub myself a historian of modern-day improv. I’m a millennial with a man-bun. Some of you may be rolling your eyes, but that role that

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The Second City Blows In, Hisor-Improvisation

The most astounding thing about improvisation is that there are is such a rich history behind the art; despite, what at the surface, some critics don’t warrant as its own art – that’s another discussion. The roots of modern-day improvisation
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Chicago Boom, Histor-Improvisation

Chicago, no doubt, is known as the modern-day mecca of improvisation. Many notable schools, instructors and actors come from an improv comedy background; most with extremely close ties to Chicago, Illinois. The last blog highlighted the start of improv, dating

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Beginning, Histor-Improvisation

Many people recognize improv comedy from mainstream favorites Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Second City. Not only did shows like MadTV and Saturday Night Live – SNL – spawn from improvisation, but many theaters across the country have …

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