Improviser Spotlight: Adam Hoelscher

  Adam Hoelscher has been a staple of the improv community in Kansas City since before we can remember. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to take a class with him, his passion and his energy is infectious. He cares about making people care about improv and holding it to as high a standard as other… Continue reading

It Depends: The Suggestion

Welcome to It Depends, an ongoing series where Ben examines two competing sides of an improv concept. There is no championship belt at the end – just the joy of learning. // Author: Ben Noble An improv show cannot start without addressing the audience suggestion. Whether that means an expertly crafted solicitation (like asking for… Continue reading

Graduate Spotlight: Larry Claudin

  It’s time you got to know recent grad Larry Claudin! We fancy him a heck of a lot and think you will, too.   How’d you hear about the shop? I was standing outside of the St. Louis Film Festival’s “Comedy Shorts 2” at the Tivoli to smoke a cigarette. Myself and this other… Continue reading

Coming Back From A Hiatus: Part 2

For Veterans Returning Home or Moving Away // Author: Bobby McCosky In my previous post, I dove pretty deep into how to get back into improv if you have been away for a while, and have a few years experience under your belt. Today, I want to focus on what to do if you have lots… Continue reading

Coming Back From A Hiatus: Part 1

For Improvisers with Less Than 3 Years Experience  // Author: Bobby McCosky Improv can be mentally draining. If you are a steward of it, you feel obligated to read every book and blog you can. You are probably listening to about ten podcasts about improv or that are improvised. On top of it all, there… Continue reading

Improv: A New Religion with the Same Old Faults (Humans)

Originally Posted on yeslabyrinth.tumblr.com // Author: Bobby McCosky When you first get into improv, it’s very much like finding a new, wonderful religion. Everyone is super nice, supportive. You are learning all these exciting principles, and beliefs that make you feel like part of something bigger than yourself. It can truly be a cathartic experience. But… Continue reading