When it works well, improv gets kids working together, bringing new ideas to the scene, and -- most importantly -- listening.
Here shall he see, No enemy, But winter and rough weather
The Individualized Major Program at Indiana University will soon lead to a first for the school—a degree in stand-up comedy.
Thanks to the regular paychecks from "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," writer and comedian Aparna Nancherla is now able to dedicate herself to stand-up.
"I speak in fluent "Pigeonese" and charm the birds right off the trees." Papageno
Eugene's lament: "I'll never make it with the Yankees. All the great Yankees are Italian. My mother makes spaghetti with ketchup - what chance do I have? "
"Actually, playing someone my own age is harder." Connor Starks who plays the teen aged Eugene Jerome
Jared Thompson of The Comedy Attic says there's no doubt that audiences are the main reason top comics want to perform at his club.
Communication conundrums! "I don't speak what you're speaking." Terrence the erring deliveryman.
"The music from the Met' radio broadcast is hard to hear because the audience is laughing so loud."