Possible topics

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Re: Possible topics

Postby CoreyBrown » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:45 pm

I'd kind of like to hear another round table discussion from people at various stages in their improv career discussing what it was like for them coming up through the system.

How has it changed over time.

The addition of higher levels.

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Re: Possible topics

Postby ldanielson » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Hey, so I love this podcast! it's great since I'm not from New York, so it's nice to have an inside look at one of the greatest improv scenes in the country. I was wondering if you guys could talk about your experiences in level 1 or how you started out sketch writing. Also, maybe you could mention if there were any "big names" on ASSSSCAT that week or at Let's Have a Ball? Thanks and looking forward to the Gethard interview!

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Re: Possible topics

Postby BrenttHarshman » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:25 am

All of the forementioned ideas are great.

I would love to hear you guys discuss character, status, environment, objects and how to use them to advance a scene smoothly and efficiently.

Also, you should interview Gil, Neil, Ben and Moynihan eventually. I would personally love all of those.

Also, an interview about the inevetible Robot Improv Scene of the Future would be great!

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Re: Possible topics

Postby brianbarney » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:22 am

Would you guys discuss Besser's thoughts yesterday on characters knowing each other? And to what extent it should or should not be emphasized?


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Re: Possible topics

Postby perlstein » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:47 pm

I'd love to hear about:
Group Games
Breaking the 'Rules'
Maude Team, (auditioning, packets, etc.)
Horrible Scenes, (Horror stories, saving them, etc)

Guests I'd love:
Joe Wengert
Drew DiFonzo Marks
Anyone from Shitty Jobs
Seth Morris
Brian Gallivan
Jim Woods
Paul Rust
Neil Campbell
I host the Improv Obsession Podcast. You can hear it Online or in iTunes. I'm on UCBLA Beta Team Muddleberry

Happy improvising.

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Re: Possible topics

Postby Orchardvi11e » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:47 pm

A new episode would be great.

I'd love to hear Neil Casey's opinions, if you were looking for guests.

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Re: Possible topics

Postby RDFF » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:07 pm

I think there are two different ways improvisers make opinions about other improvisers: what they like/dislike about playing with them and what they like/dislike about watching them from the audience.

What do you like/dislike in an improviser that you're playing with that doesn't affect you much as an audience member (not judging the person on anything besides how they improvise)? Vice versa?

To take it to the extreme, is it possible to like an improviser as a performer but not really like playing with them? Vice versa? Are there "teammate improvisers" and "entertainer improvisers?"

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Re: Possible topics

Postby slackjaw » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:13 am

Improvising ethics - can any faux pas (short of making the easy joke at the sacrifice of the form) be forgiven if its funny? i.e. an entire team ganging up on their weakest member, the guy who has to be in every scene, stereotypes, ripping into a completely innocent audience member, etc.

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Re: Possible topics

Postby donut » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:49 am

I'd love to hear from people such as Sue Galloway, Fran Gillespie, Anthony Atamanuik, Bobby Moynihan, and Scott Adsit.

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Re: Possible topics

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