I showed up on time. I don’t feel like an ass hole today.
“I fill empty space with character and behavior until I have something helpful to say.”
On Improvising on the new tv show Trust Us With Your Life, “It’s as if I had been a cellist in the Philharmonic and I was asked to join The Ramones.”
“Relationship tells me how their related story wise.”
“Dynamic is energy exchanged between two people.” I think he said that dynamic is more important than typical relationships, best friends, father-son, etc. Dynamic is nervous father and comforting son. Adding adjectives to relationships tell you a lot more about what’s going on.
“The audience expects conflict so they find agreement delightful.”
“Scenes are a mix of the expected and the unexpected.”
“Fill out the blanks for the audience. If someone is speaking in a voice with a gender clearly different from their own, give them a matching name. The audience will be happy and laugh cause you will have confirmed what they’re thinking.”
“Scenes go awry quickly.” Meaning, if a scene is going poorly, it was probably going poorly because of something in the first few seconds, it’s not often that a scene will be two minutes in and the improvisers will just loose it.
“Character is what we give to ourselves, and what we get from others.”