Open Culture culls together some tips of how to do improv comedy.
Attention, all struggling comedians! There’s big money in teaching corporate executives the rules of improvisation. Not to prepare them for a highly lucrative second career on some late night, black box stage, but rather to hone their listening skills, teach them how to work collaboratively, and give them practice communicating in a flexible—and therefore effective—manner.
Or are Gervais and Merchant guilty of failing to embrace the Rules of Improv, when Neeson, having solicited a suggestion of “hypochondriac at the doctor’s office” from series star Warwick Davis, announces that he’s contracted full blown AIDS from a starving African prostitute?
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