E-MPROV - The Curious Comedy Players - 9/21/14

We had a super fun show tonight. Check it out.

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Starting at 9pm PST (12am EST) I’ll be performing an improv show on E-MPROV.com. You can watch the show and give us immediate feedback by clicking on the link above!

Also, give us a suggestion for the show. What’s a song lyric that describes you?

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Every Fucking Time

  • Improviser: Can I get a suggestion of the best gift you've ever given or received?
  • Audience member: Dildo!

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Amey Goerlich and Kevin Mullaney perform improv on www.E-MPROV.com

You must watch this

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What’s the best piece of improv advice you’ve ever received?

"In improv, being subtle doesn’t work as well as you often hope it will." - Kory Mathewson

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Had a killer set tonight. Here’s me watching a scene from the back line while Rachel is almost on the floor laughing.

Had a killer set tonight. Here’s me watching a scene from the back line while Rachel is almost on the floor laughing.

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E-MPROV - Fart Police - 9/15/14

Amey Goerlich, Artistic Director of E-mprov.com, counts down the days until her 39th birthday by performing a different set every day alongside lots of awesome improvisers! Todays Team is Fart Police - Amey Goerlich, Ian O’Keeffe, Evan Altshuler, James Belarde, Adam Maid, Veronica Yurovsky

This is called Fart Police. 

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E-MPROV - Curious Comedy Players - 9/14/14

Last night Jake Michels and I did a 2-person improv show about a ghost horse. 

Waiting for the laugh to fade

From my show this weekend, I have this one specific moment that keeps replaying in my head. There were plenty of laughs in the show, but I have this one scene on a repeating loop right now.

The lights flood over me, obscuring the audience’s faces. With a hint of a smile I maintain eye contact with my scene partner, waiting for the roar of the audience’s laughter to fade, ready to make my next move.

This is where I want to be forever.

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Tonight at 11:59pm EST I’ll be performing another improv show on E-MPROV.com . Guess what! YOU can interact directly with our show tonight! Go to the show’s event page and you will be able to click an applause button when we make you laugh. 

Come watch the show!

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I had a great show last night in Portland, OR. If you missed it, you have two chances to see me perform live improv today. At 4:30pm EST I’ll be with Amey Goerlich on E-MPROV.com and at 11:59pm EST I’ll be with the Curious Comedy Players on E-MPROV.com.

Come watch me be a doofus!

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Tonight’s show was so friggin good. Sold out house, and they were into to it from the start. Wall to wall laughs. I’m having a hard time sleeping now.

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imapippopotamus said: Hey Nate, do you have any advice for improving dialogue? I've recently started playing tabletop RPGs and while I can create a decently strong idea of a character and their mannerisms and motivations I have a hard time coming up with actual dialogue in the middle of playing.

Ha! Awesome. I’m all about using my improv skills to help enhance people’s RPGs.

First of all, if you can take some improv classes, it would help immensely. But here are some things to think about.

That meme I just posted, the Most Interesting Improviser in the World, was inspired by something I was thinking about as I was making up stories for my 5-year-old tonight.

Some nights, when I’m a bit tired, it can be hard to sum up the creative energy to make up a story on the spot. But tonight I really got into using character voices instead of my own voice. Doing this always takes me to a different mental space. I’m no longer myself internally editing what I’m saying as it comes out. I’m almost possessed by this character’s voice.

Some time when you are alone, just talk to yourself as the character. Don’t edit yourself. Just say whatever comes to the top of your head. You can slowly start filtering what you’re saying to be about your RPG.

Another improviser’s trick for better dialogue is to use emotion. Instead of thinking about what your character would say, think about how your character would feel. Let those emotions drive your dialogue. 

I hope this helps. I think it’s rad you asked me this.

The Most Interesting Improviser in the World

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E-MPROV - Improvising Fatherhood - 9/7/14

A live improv comedy show about the comedy of being a dad hosted by Nate Smith of improvisingfatherhood and featuring Charlie Capen and Andy Herald of how2beadad, David Vienna of thedaddycomplex, Doug Moe of manvchild and the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Josh Eakright of Second City.

This was a super fun and hilarious show. Check it out.

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