There are lots of improv books out there, but only a few that resonate. Improvising Better is one of them, by Jimmy Carrane and Liz Allen. And now Jimmy has a new book, called Improv Therapy: How to Get Out of Your Own Way to Become a Better Improviser.
Improv Therapy is an honest and insightful book about the things improvisers don’t want to discuss: their feelings. It takes a look at the improviser’s mind and what blocks improvisers on stage, and gives them practical advice to overcome their issues so they can become the improviser they always dreamed of being.
“Being in touch with your feelings is so crucial to being a good improviser,” says Carrane. “By learning how to recognize our feelings, we can learn how to access them more effectively in our scene work, making our characters really come alive. I hope this book helps improvisers get a little more vulnerable and a little more real, which will lead them to better comedy.”
(Did we mention we’re chuffed that Jimmy used our Venn diagram for the cover? Well we are.)