New Personal Rules
Based on recent experiences, some new rules to live my life by: 1. My worth as a human being does not depend on the quality of my performance. I’m no good at judging myself by them anyway. A good show results in an inner monologue that says, “Hey, that wasn’t too bad,” and continues on its merry way. A bad one results in days upon days of depression and self loathing. ...
Two Shows in a Rows
Achievement Unlocked: Two Improv Shows on Consecutive Days at the Same Time If you enjoy seeing me perform improv, and you only enjoy watching comedy at 9:30 PM, well have I got news for you. On Sunday, March 18th, at 9:30 PM at the PIT, I’ll be performing with The Daws of Jeath! Together we (you and me and everyone) will watch some stand-up comedians (specifically, Rachel Feinstein and...
Ups and Downs
Monday, I put up a disappointing show and do terribly in an open jam: I suck, I’m worthless and I’ll never amount to anything. Tuesday, I go to the Musical Mixer at the Magnet and knock a simple song out of the park, I’m on top of the world. Ah, the life of an improviser. Or is it just the life of a manic depressive who happens to be an improviser?
The House That Del Built: The Bengal Tiger in the... →
Reblogged ‘cause it’s the damn truth. thehousethatdelbuilt: I want to talk today about one of the biggest pitfalls for any improviser. And no, I’m not talking about denial or not listening or forgetting to name our scene partner. I’m talking about the deep and abiding desire to elicit a laugh, and that crushing moment on stage when laughter-addict in…