A TOUGH LOVE GUIDE TO HAVING BETTER INDIE SHOWS – PART ONE
Let me start off by saying that I’m strictly a student of improv. There are LA indie promoters who are at the instructor level and run great shows like Crashbar, Room 101, TNT and Shapeshift Improv. Many of them are available for (and really good at) coaching and can help make you better…
Being a great audience member is really rewarding. Also, it serves a purpose of finding “the fun” in a scene, and helps you identify what you would follow if you were performing. Listening is arguably the most important skill in improv, and you can practice it any time you see a show.
Improv, Fashion, and Puppies: Girls and Improv
Before I took my first UCB improv class, my husband and I used to go to Cage Match every week and watch the unstoppable Skinny Business Will Not Apologize. The full team was Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, and Zach Woods. But most nights, it was Jason, Jessica, and Lennon…
Sabrina is a super funny lady and we love what she said here.
Zvirby.: Ladies Night Improv Workshop and Jam
That’s What She Said had our first Ladies Night Workshop and Jam last Sunday and we think it was a huge success. We had 20 funny women in one room talking about improv and playing together on stage. Our guest hosts, Betsy Sodaro and Toni Charline from UCB’s Bangarang! answered questions and…
This was after our first Lady Jam, and we’re still going strong over a year later. Our format has changed, but our reasons are the same - to provide a fun, supportive environment for women improvisers to gain confidence and to balance the numbers out. Check out the Lady Jam every 1st and 3rd Thursday at The Clubhouse.
"One of the reasons I think women aren’t funny is because we’re so busy thinking about when we can give our next blowjob, it’s like our brains are so crowded up with that, we don’t have time to think of funny things to say."