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Author Topic: Get out of your comfort zone much?  (Read 8862 times)
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« on: Aug 17, 2012 at 16:07 »

I generally don't.  But you know, life is short.  I'm considering enrolling in an improvisational comedy class at a small comedy club downtown.  The thought is sort of terrifying but I really want to do it.  It's 3 hrs on a Sat afternoon for 7 weeks.  Then there's a group performance for friends and family.  You can take more courses, there's a comedy writing course, lots of stuff.  But you know, even typing this is helping to visualize at least filling out the registration form.  Beyond that, I can't even conceive collaborating with a group of people and performing improvisational anything.

So, why not?  Will keep you informed.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 17, 2012 at 17:16 »

This board has been improvised collaborational comedy gold for 10 years or so.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 17, 2012 at 17:32 »

Go for it, bonzr.  Maybe someday you can open up for the Manchurian Wizards of Whateverthefuck or whoever it is you blabber about.

This board has been improvised collaborational comedy gold for 10 years or so.

Seriously, if we could get some of the folks from this board to do improv sketches...  FFS, it'd have to be better than the lameastic shit SNL's been 'gurging since Reagan was prez.

But no cuss words.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2012 at 19:20 »

Thanks guys, I'm gonna do it.  Mrs. Jonzr thinks it's a good idea too - gets me out of her hair on a Sat afternoon.  We're going to the club tonight to check it out, they do a group improv set at 9:00 and another at 10:45.  Being old we'll hit the early one.  It's a hole-in-the-wall down in Deep Ellum so it has potential imo, not a national chain like the Improv.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2012 at 20:40 »

You're not old until I tell you you're old, you fucking cunt.  Get out there and eat fire.  You've been putting odiots in their place now for a decade, on ESPN and MGS boards, you can flamethrow any random assery.  Just pretend they're the slightly drunk Y2J and you want to keep Y2J happy-ish.  Flame nicely.  Rest in your zone of wisdom.  Be the head on the pillow.  Be left nut fast.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 18, 2012 at 17:34 »

Man, that club was tiny, about 60 people packed it; fun though and truly improvisational.  We watched two troupes, the second was much more polished and funnier, but the first one got plenty of laughs, too.  It's a different thing to be an audience member for improvisation vs straight stand up. You're practically rooting for them to do well, it's a different dynamic.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 19, 2012 at 16:16 »

More power to you.  No way in hell I would/could do that.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 21, 2012 at 23:28 »

I generally don't.  But you know, life is short.  I'm considering enrolling in an improvisational comedy class at a small comedy club downtown.


Do it! It's called living, not existing. So get outta that comfort zone.

I started doing stand up a year and a half ago, and I fucking love it. I did some sketch writing courses, but never did improv. A lot of comics I know have went that route though, and they have nothing but good things to say. You'll have a lot of fun with it.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 22, 2012 at 12:36 »

I generally don't.  But you know, life is short.  I'm considering enrolling in an improvisational comedy class at a small comedy club downtown.


Do it! It's called living, not existing. So get outta that comfort zone.

I started doing stand up a year and a half ago, and I fucking love it. I did some sketch writing courses, but never did improv. A lot of comics I know have went that route though, and they have nothing but good things to say. You'll have a lot of fun with it.

Oh, I had no idea.  Stand up eh? Are you talking, quit the straight job and started touring the country doing stand up or you talking open mike night?  Thanks for the words of encouragement.  I did sign up, the class starts on 9/1.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 23, 2012 at 07:11 »

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