If you’re like us and still haven’t finished – or, um, started – your holiday shopping, here are some suggestions for the funny ones on your list. (No, we haven’t made a list yet, either.)
Saint Celebrity Prayer Candles
Holy crapola! How cool are these? If you don’t see something you like, you can request a custom order of your favourite Comedy Gods. Saints Odenkirk, Poehler, and Colbert, please!
We’re big fans of learning from different theatres and instructors, and the same goes for improv books. While the points of view vary, each of these titles is written by authors who know their shit. For anyone looking to expand their knowledge of long form and comedy, one (or more) of these would make a great gift.
Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser by Liz Allen and Jimmy Carrane
Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh
Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold by Fotis, Matt (2014) Hardcover by Matt Fotis
Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book by TJ Jagodowski & David Pasquesi with Pam Victor
Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out by Mick Napier (now updated and expanded with a foreword by Stephen Colbert)
Improvising Now by Rob Norman
Truth in Comedy by Del Close, Charna Halpern and Kim “Howard” Johnson
Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It by Mel Helitzer and Mark Shatz
The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You’re Not by John Vorhaus
And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers–The New Unexpurgated Version!by Mike Sacks
Like A Charlie Brown Christmas, TJ and Dave’s documentary is a timeless classic. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and a fully-improvised, 50-minute performance at the Barrow Street Theatre, it’s a must-see for all improvisers.
Improv Tees, Clocks, Mugs & More
From spiffy new logo Tees to our Improviser’s Clock, you’ll find goodies galore in our online store. Happy hols!
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