Early July COVID-19 Update: Due to reintroduced restrictions, we've been forced to postpone ALL improv classes until further notice. We will be in touch with affected students via email. We'll be converting listed in-person sketch comedy classes to online versions, and adding additional classes where possible. There are no shows running at the theatre.

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This is a post in our "Five Questions" series of interviews with Improv Conspiracy members.  We aim to publish one per week over the next few months!

What was the first improv show you saw that made you think "wow, I'd like to do that!"?

The very first improvisation I saw was on “Whose Line Is It Anyway” in my early teens. I also loved comedians such as Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, especially for their interviews where they took charge with sharp wit and delightful physical expression. Watching these grown people play was such a joy, but it was the smart play that kept me coming back for more. I was in such awe of the things they created in total spontaneity, it never occurred to me that I could somehow do that sort of thing too. I was just happy to watch and laugh until I cried. It was only when I started to pursue actor training that improvisation came up as a useful tool to create and harness characters. So that was when I started looking for some impro groups.

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  February 23, 2013

This is a post in our "Five Questions" series of interviews with Improv Conspiracy members.  We aim to publish one per week over the next few months!

What was the first improv show you saw that made you think "wow, I'd like to do that!"?

Back when I was a tiny boy-child, TheatreSports was on ABC TV, hosted by the guy who played the alien in "Watch This Space", it was all pretty dull for a child except for one team of three who came out in cheap black suits and *attitude*, and most importantly, one player had a Elephant-Man-Style Hessian-sack mask over his face *for the entire show*. There was something about a dude playing a waiter while still playing a masked monster that broke my tiny child mind with the incredibleness of it. Plus I can still remember the song "Hobart, City of Sin" that another team did. 

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This is a post in our "Five Questions" series of interviews with Improv Conspiracy members.  We aim to publish one per week over the next few months!

What was the first improv show you saw that made you think "Wow, I'd like to do that!"?

Whose Line is it Anyway when I was 16. I then caught some Upright Citizens Brigade clips on YouTube and after watching more of their work, I was convinced that I had to be a part of it.

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