Improv makes me feel like one of the goth kids on South Park

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Improv makes me feel like one of the goth kids on South Park

Postby heydemo » August 22nd, 2012, 8:12 pm

"Go back to your bullshit fantasy world with all the happy-go-lucky conformists!"

I've always enjoyed my sense of humor but viewed it primarily as a tool of destruction - mocking enterprises I disdained - or as a way to wrack up social-points by being funny, clever, etc...

I think I'm drawn to keep doing improv because it's so positive, supportive, and cooperative and that does not come naturally to me at all. I still enjoy a good verbal sparring match but I think its even better - rarer - when you see a group of people bonding by forming a joke together - each of them filling in little pieces that make the whole group laugh.

Never be funny at the expense of what you're building with other people. That's my new motto. Happy Every-improvisor-in-austin-posts-on-the-forum-day.
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Re: Improv makes me feel like one of the goth kids on South

Postby bradisntclever » August 22nd, 2012, 9:00 pm

heydemo wrote:Never be funny at the expense of what you're building with other people.


A good motto to have. 95% of the time, the funny stuff you discover together is way more appealing than the throwaway line that breaks the scene's reality.
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Re: Improv makes me feel like one of the goth kids on South

Postby Kayla Lane » August 23rd, 2012, 1:59 am

heydemo wrote:Never be funny at the expense of what you're building with other people.


LOVELY. LOVELY. LOVELY.
"You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury
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Postby Spots » August 23rd, 2012, 2:06 am

There are the tension builders and the tension breakers.


I always play a little game in my head to make sure I'm never the first one to break that tension. Play with it, get close to breaking it. Tease it.


Then build it build it build it. Break it.



Love what Brad said.
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