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We were the ficklest of beasts tonight. Watch Jeff Wysaski, Bob Ladewig, and I perform an improv comedy show on www.E-MPROV.com 

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Tonight at 9pm PST (12am EST) Fickle Beast takes the stage on E-MPROV.com. Come watch Bob, Jeff, and I get really weird. 

Here’s a video of our last show.

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Interview with the team at E-MPROV

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) 

Video Interview (if you just want to hear us blab)

Video Improv Jam (if you just came for the haha’s)

Thanks to Ben Noble at immakingallthisup for interviewing us and helping us get the word out about E-MPROV. 

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Even in old age, Batman will beat your asses. 

This E-MPROV show was hilarious and totally geeky. They discussed the Batman Beyond show in great detail, and then improvised scenes based on that. You really should watch it.

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. 

Ben Noble is a St Louis Improviser and author of www.ImMakingAllThisUp.com 

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E-MPROV.com - Council of Cyberfriends - 8/17/14

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!

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When you tag someone out of an improv scene

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When you tag someone out of an improv scene

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E-MPROV.com - Curious Comedy Players - 8/17/14

In tonight’s show we assassinated an extremely foul-mouthed Shirley Temple. (I was the foul-mouthed Shirley Temple)

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Here’s a show I just did on www.E-MPROV.com

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E-MPROV.com - Fickle Beast - 8/13/2014

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.

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Two weeks ago, Jeff Wysaski ( pleatedjeans ), Bob Ladewig ( nicehitler ) and I performed an E-MPROV show. We talked mostly about Gandalf and condoms.

Tonight at 11:59pm EST we will rise again on www.E-MPROV.com as

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This is one of those really great moments in improv. Will and Jimmy started their show with Jimmy trying to remember the word to describe when robots become smarter than humans.

They spent the entire show not being able to think of it and then in the very last line of the show, Will said it, and you can see from his eyes in that last GIF that it even surprised him.

See the whole show here

This was one of those magical moments in improv. This was a really fun show all the way through, but that moment right at the end made me squeal with delight.

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Improv Class Jeans look a lot like Kickin’ Jeans

Those are some kickin’ improv jeans you got there.

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"I’m not going to teach you the rules of improv. I’m going to teach you improv skills. Rules hold us back and create hesitation. Skills give us freedom to create without hesitation."

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