Did improv at a charity benefit gala in Connecticut last night with ARTPROV. Now I am art. (Bottom left corner.)
Borbay is a great artist, and a great negotiator with the Zipcar people when you get stuck in traffic and miss the return deadline.
As some of you know, two college students will be advising me on my Social Media Engagement for the next three months.
We met for the first time this weekend, at a Starbucks, to discuss my Brand. Which is a thing. A thing that I have.
I have final say over anything that gets posted in my name, but I have promised these bright-eyed kids that I will at least try to push myself outside of my comfort zone. While remaining true to my Brand. Of course.
I apologize in advance if anything I do (digitally) over the next three months comes off as obnoxious. It will be the fault of these well-meaning idiot children.
(Part of my Brand is a “mischievous streak,” so I am allowed to gently mock them. I checked.)
First embarrassing thing: I now have a Facebook Fan Page. It will be the hub of my humiliating self-promotional whoring, so be sure to “like” me there. (I would normally undercut that request with an additional joke, but my Brand only allows for being slightly self-deprecating. Even that much was a compromise with the Devil Babies.)
The Scene - Improvised One Acts: Performing in The Scene on September 5th @ 9:30 PM -
The Scene returns September 5th!
Get your tickets in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319136
THE SCENE PLAYERS
Greg Kotis (Urinetown)
Natasha Rothwell (The Curfew, Naked Angels Theatre)
Joe Schiappa (Nathan & Joe)
Ashley Ward (Diamond Lion, Big Black Car)
Dan Hodapp and Micah Sherman throw a lovely little monoscene party on Thursdays at 9:30pm at the PIT. Have you ever been to this show? You should go to this show.
Robin Thicke’s VMA performance reminded me of someone, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then I put my finger on it.
This is the most ambitious improv comedy book ever written, and if you have $25 and you’re studying/performing/teaching improv and you don’t pick up a copy then you’re just being dumb.
Almost 400 pages long, and no filler. Since I am an obsessed nerd, I actually wish it was longer. This is 2013, can we please get digital updates and appendixes and such? Or at least some in-depth written commentaries from smart people?
Hurry up and buy it and read it and talk about it with me. Mostly the incredibly useful stuff, but also the copy editing confusion in the sample Andy Richter monologue on page 257-258. (Almost made my brain explode, didn’t figure it out until the second read-through.)
Pick it up at the UCB Training Center, or buy it online.
(Side note: What are we going to call it? The UCB book? The Manual? The UCB Bible? UCBible?)
Hey, people from improv groups I’ve directed/coached/sub-coached at some point: If you have a second, would you mind checking my Improv Wiki entry to see if I’ve listed your group in the “coaching” section?
(Purely an ego thing. It makes me feel special to look at all the names.)