You Will Never Guess…

…that I’ve been taking an Improv Performance Class!

No, really. This is not a joke. There’s only ONE more class left of the session. I have not “come out” and told everyone about this yet. Of course, it’s totally awesome. But, I didn’t want anyone to think all of a sudden I’m pursuing an acting career or worse yet, a career in comedy! Yeah right! {Not that that’s a bad thing or anything…}

Since I work for an arts center, I’m eligible to take classes at no cost. In order for a class to run, a certain amount of people have to be registered. So, in an effort to make sure Improv ran {And I have to admit I *was* curious about it!}, I signed up.

We have had five classes so far and it’s been fun… hard, but fun!

Basically each class we learn different Improv “games.” What I didn’t know what how universal the games were. In high school I remember seeing Improv live every Friday night at midnight and having a great time. I, like everyone else, loved Whose Line Is It Anyhow. I still love stand up comedy and sometimes think I’m funny.

But Improv can be tough. Thinking spontaneously… following the “rules”… trying to come up with something to SAY.

So if I don’t end up becoming the next member of a local Improv Troupe, at least I will have gained some confidence and done something I thought I would never do!

And, in case you’re wondering, my favorite Whose Line is it Anyway guy — Ryan Stiles!

I didn’t know that last year GSN ran an Improv show with some of the old popular Whose Line is it Anyway guys!

Comments

  1. says

    Whose Line is it Anyways was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw you’re doing improv! I love Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady.

    Can we have a improv vlog from you? ;)

  2. says

    So fun!!! I would love to do it, but really don’t think I could. I’m not that quick on my feet. Good for you!

    Ahhh, Ryan Stiles! He lives in my college town. Back then my sister and I saw him at the grocery store and were too embarrassed to talk to him. I was curious about where he lived so we totally followed him home! Right to his gated driveway on the lake. We kept a safe distance between cars, but still! Hey psychos! Hahaha.

    “Who’s Line” tours (it’s called Who’s Live Anyway). I really need to see it!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, I love that show. Ryan Stiles is my favorite too. Props to you girl, I could never do this. I remember I took theatre in high school, and we’d do improv sometimes & I am awful at it, but I remember it still being fun :)

  4. says

    OMG how awesome! I teach an improv unit in my Theatre I class and the kids ALWAYS love it! We also have an improv troupe at my school and it is super popular. I think it’s great that you tried it out and gained some confidence! Improv is a lot harder than people think, so KUDOS to you for working hard at that!!

    Oh, and have you seen this?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY6zTFnNS-A I always show my kids that when we start working on improv…it’s a great clip to illustrate on how to “kill” a scene! LOL

  5. says

    that is so awesome!!! lol i could never ever do that. im not quick with jokes and would just fail miserably but do you girl! lol

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