Improv - The Joy of Yes!

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In this episode, I chat to Mike, Quinn, Nikki and Sam, four of the five members of Marv N Berry, a sketch troupe from Edmonton, Alberta. We talk about how they got their name, favourite moments and a possible future TV show. Kind of.
In this last episode with Christopher Borger, we talk about his experiences with NAIL as a participant, a teacher and a judge. We also find out exactly why he does sketch comedy! This is the last episode of 2019.
In this episode, special guest Christopher Borger discusses his personal improv goals. We also have a long conversation about how Marv n Berry got started, the festivals they've been invited to and I learn what a cat bear is. 
In Part 2 of my conversation with Christopher Borger, we discuss the importance of failing, how paying attention to the audience's perception can help get a laugh and learning how to be better at rhyming and rapping.
In this episode, Christopher Borger and I discuss how improv gave him focus during Junior High and the importance of learning to share the stage.
In this episode, you are the one who has to do all the work! Try making up songs and lyrics using the 3 background tracks I created on my keyboard. Song 1: 00:59 4-bar intro Same 16-bar chord progression 5 times, with a key change for the 4th
In Part 2 of my conversation, Karen Brown-Fournell talks about how "Yes and…" impacts on her in her professional role as General Manager and a rapid-fire history of Rapid Fire Theatre.
In this episode, I chat with Karen Brown Fournell, the General Manager of Rapid Fire Theatre, Edmonton's longest-running improv theatre. Join us as she drops a huge surprise, talks about her role, her proudest moments and what disturbing plans
In this episode, I talk about playing for improvised musicals and what I've learned to make things easier! There are even some musical examples!
In this last podcast with guest Paul Blinov, we chat about the time 3 teachers taught a workshop while playing the game one word at a time and where Paul thinks he may be improv-wise 5 years in the future. Part 4 of 4.
In this episode, Paul and I discuss short-form improv vs long-form improv. We also chat about Paul's favourite and not-so-favourite Theatresports™ games. I also challenge Paul to try the "Just A Minute" challenge (based on a well-known and long
In this episode, Paul talks about how he got started with improv and why he sill loves it. We also chat about finding inspiration in others, who we are on stage and the importance of emotion.
In this episode, special guest Paul Blinov and I discuss sketch comedy and high school vs 'professional' improv. Part 1 of 4.
In this episode, special guest Bob l'Heureux and I chat about the games we like and don't particularly like. We also talk about silence and how it can impact a scene.
In this episode, special guest Bob l'Heureux and I chat about how improv is helpful at work. We also play the British radio game show "Just a Minute". Just a Minute is a BBC radio show which launched in 1967 and is currently in its 8rd season!
In this episode, special guest Bob l'Heureux and I talk about being in the moment, I learn about fuh and we discuss the similarities between improv, cooking and self-help. 
Special guest Bob l'Heureux and I talk about chaos, potato chips, how he got involved in improv and how Southeast Asia can change your improv.
Lee Boyes and I discuss getting told by an audience member that they had 'fun', being a tech on an improv show, the importance of discovery and running on the fine line of appropriateness. 
Special guest Lee Boyes and I discuss giving notes and reflect on expectations of ourselves and the audience during an improv show.
Lee discusses how he got into solo improv and where he sees his solo improv going in the future. 
Lee Boyes and I discuss vulnerability when performing solo improvisation, his solo show "LEEgion", and giving credence to our own imagination. We also talk about how you don't have to die when you're killed on stage and being mischievous.
In this last episode with guest Quinn Contini, we chat about LooseMoose Theatre's version of "The Christmas Carol'. I also get a practical lesson about the importance of silence. We also talk about committing to a scene even when you've done so
Part 4 of 5. In this episode, Quinn and I discuss: • doing improv during a sketch comedy where everything is rehearsed; • the difference between being reckless on stage and being dangerous; • where the character of Lucien came from and how Luci
Part 3 of 5. In this episode, guest Quinn Contini and I chat about how he got started with Offbook, our favourite Offbook shows, moving beyond just being funny, favourite improv scenes and personal improv goals.
Part 2 of 5. In this scene, Quinn Contini and I discuss the joy of playing the bad guy, what happens if you don't fully commit in a scene and the importance of giving critical notes to others.
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