As far as I’m concerned, doing the Bat would be pretty experimental as far as improvised forms go. But Terry Withers has other opinions on the matter. He, along with Amey Goerlich, Harry Gensemer and Nate Smith run E-MPROV, an online theater where teams can perform or improvisers can jam with one another across the country. The catch is that to participate, you have to improvise from your own living room (with our without pants) via Google Hangouts.
I had the pleasure of “sitting down” with these guys over the weekend to hear more about E-MPROV (I was wearing pants!), listen to their stories, and learn first-hand how E-MPROV works. If you thought it was hard keeping track of everything going on while you’re standing on the sidelines, try to hone your listening skills when Facebook is only one alt-tab away!
You can catch the full video interview above, or, if you’d prefer:
Full Audio (available for download for my podcast-loving homies)
In about 30 minutes (at 5pm EST) I’ll be participating in an E-MPROV show where Ben Noble will be interviewing Amey Goerlich (E-MPROV Artistic Director), Terry Withers (E-MPROV founder), Harry Gensemer (E-MPROV staff), and myself.
I know you’ve seen a lot of my posts about E-MPROV. If you want to know what the heck it is, and where it came from, this is the show for you.
Safe in the confines of e-mprov, a group of incredibly geeky friends from Kansas City and Omaha team up to make improv even more dorky! By their powers combined they create scenes of such obscure pop culture references, you will be dazzled! They are… The Council of Cyber friends!
Each week we explore a new topic from the world of movies, video games, comics, music and more. Topics range from the works of Philip K. Dick, the history of Mtv to the social change brought on by the 90’s X-Men cartoon.
After we’ve filled up our brains we use that nerd knowledge to create improv sketches live, on air!
This week’s episode covers Batman Beyond. Check it out!
Fickle Beast is a three-headed improv monster made up of Bob Ladewig, Jeff Wysaski, and Nate Smith. Bob Ladewig is a member of the Second City ensemble and a performer at iO West in LA. Jeff Wysaski is the creator of the Pleated-Jeans.com and is also a performer at iO West in LA. Nate Smith is the self proclaimed “Best Nate Smith Ever” and is a performer at the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, OR, With their powers combined, they are FICKLE BEAST!
Tonight during our show my smoke detector went off. We used it.