Category Archives: Words of Wisdom

Celebrity Impressions

As suggested by Ted Hobgood . Impressions should start with 'hey i'm <name of celebrity>.' There are a lot of celebrities out there. Use movie quotes from not as popular movies. I can't get enough Jim Carrey quotes from Once Bitten. Impressions work well when the celebrities have history, like the Ike and Tina Turner …

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Themed Shows

Themed Shows, as suggested by Boo-urns. Take the worst idea, and have that drive your show concept. Do you think naziprov would be horrible? It surprisingly isn't. Your theme is comedy. For God sakes, someone do this show. Show names that call out they are a themed show sucks. For example, the Beatbox sucks. If …

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DSIF 7 Special

DSIF7 Special, as suggested by me If you aren't having fun at the festival, you aren't trying. You can learn a lot during DSIF. Bring a book and read. Each team will have a hot guy or girl that everyone is trying to bang. Everyone is rarely wrong. I have certain friends that I only …

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Dating someone on your team

As suggested by CeCe Garcia 1. If you like someone, do a creepy date scene, and afterwards say something clever like "I'd never be that way for real. Wanna find out?"2. For every 5 times people make out with someone on the same team, there will be a real date. Don't think making out means …

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Festival Production

As suggested by Zach Ward As long as there is beer, you will have a good festival. You can book lame groups if they use pyrotechnics. Flipcup > workshops. Provide safe sex pamphlets for the people who randomly hookup. Everyone has a festival t shirt. Use festival hot metal brands. The bigger the stage, the …

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How to deal with being ethnic

As suggested by Corey Brown 1. We know you are ethnic, and we have to deal with that too. 2. Use a racial stereotypes, but only for other races. 3. Play a cat and let the audience figure out which race of cat you are. That's fun, and whitey can play it too. 4. Be …

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Two-Person Shows

As suggested by Lauren Frohne and Nick Faber     1. If you want to use first names or last names as your team name, use someone elses. 2. As a fun trick, say something like "I'm gonna get some bread" and walk off the stage, then out the theater. This leaves monologues. 3. Pick …

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Harolds

As suggested by Corey Brown 1. There are places for group games. Do not do any games in a scene. 2. A second beat should introduce a fun schtick for the characters. 3. The third beat is the surprise beat. Do anything you want there. 4. Doing a harold instead of a montage means you …

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Accepting Post-Show Notes

As suggested by tommyb 1. Post-show notes are great to get, especially if they are done on a piece of construction paper with a large heart with your name inside. 2. Coaches give notes to make you better, family members give notes to you feel better. 3. Pre-show notes are just sketches. 4. Don't argue …

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Auditions

As requested by Lauren Frohne (these will be auditions for an improv ensemble, not auditions in general) 1. If your scene partner isn't doing something right, correct them. That shows the director you can be the assistant director if needed. 2. When doing an improvised monologue on the suggestion 'volcano', do your prepared monologue that …

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