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, 2017.
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 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
Behind the Scenes: Improvising Long Form and Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out by Mick Napier (with forewords by Stephen Colbert and Bob Odenkirk, no less)
Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser by Liz Allen and Jimmy Carrane
Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book by TJ Jagodowski & David Pasquesi with Pam Victor
Improvising Now by Rob Norman
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?
• Start the podcast you’ve always wanted to hear but haven’t found, like Fairy Tales For Unwanted Children, The Constant Struggle, or The Backline.
• Write a book with everything you’ve learned, like Ryan Millar’s Take It Easy or Katy Schutte’s The Improviser’s Way.
• 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.