Hoo-ee! What a year. The kind of year that makes you long for amnesia while chugging rum & no egg nog. After everything that’s gone down, you might just wanna give yourself a little something, because you deserve it. Here’s a round-up of our fave improv-related goodies for friends and fans.
Improv Tees, Pillows, Mugs & More
Give, and ye shall receive 25% off everything in our store before midnight November 20.
The greatest gifts are experiences, and you know how life-changing improv can be. Why not introduce someone to the cult – uhhh, community – with a gift certificate for your favourite school or instructor? Browse our link roll (left) for suggestions.
Don’t Think Twice
Mike Birbiglia’s film is a must-see for improvisers and the friends who put up with them. Don’t Think Twice is available on iTunes, BluRay, and DVD.
TJ and Dave On Demand
Almost eight hours of footage of the greatest improvisers on Earth, now on Vimeo On Demand. We never get tired of watching these guys. Click here or below for this master class in the art of improvisation.
All The Best Books
Don’t get bitter, get better, with one of these fun and informative tomes:
How To Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth by Will Hines
Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser by Liz Allen and Jimmy Carrane
Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book by TJ Jagodowski & David Pasquesi with Pam Victor
The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh
Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv by Rob Norman
Truth in Comedy by Del Close, Charna Halpern and Kim “Howard” Johnson
Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold by Matt Fotis
Giving doesn’t have to take a lot of money. Your time and effort can be just as meaningful, if not more so. Why not buy some festive cards and write an invitation to friends to help you create one of these in the new year?
• Produce your own show for people who are underserved in the community. Whether it features women of colour (like Yas Kween), LGBTQ performers (like Queerprov), or anxious people (like Laugh In The Face of Fear), you have something valuable the community needs: your unique point of view.
Bring it in 2018!
Happy holidays from both of us.