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E-MPROV.com presents Fickle Beast - 7/30/2014

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 pleatedjeans and I, along with Bob Ladewig, performed some improv based off of a suggestion from fuckcircasundown and…it was ALL about dicks. 

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TONIGHT (7/30/14) at 11:59pm EST I will be joining Bob Ladewig and Jeff Wysaski on E-MPROV.com to perform an improv comedy show. 

Here’s our bio:

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 ( pleatedjeans ) 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!

Watch our show live on www.E-MPROV.com tonight!

lessons from wrestling: complete trust

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Wrestlers trust each other, full stop. It just doesn’t work if you don’t. You have to trust that the other person is going to take a hit when you give it, to make your moves look awesome, to listen when you’re calling the match (i.e. making it up as you go and telling each other what moves you’re about to do) and to not physically hurt you for real. If you don’t trust the other person in ring, you’ll be secretly trying to protect yourself, trying to control the match, and you won’t be fully present, which means you could actually hurt yourself or them or a bystander.

If you don’t trust your fellow players on the improv stage, you will be too busy protecting yourself from looking silly to do a good scene, and you’ll hurt the work. Or your scene partner. Trust that you will both make the other look good, that you will listen to each other, and that you will give each other a great time. 

This is a really great comparison.

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5 Things I Think About Improv

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1. If your character is in the same emotional state at the end of the scene as it was at the beginning of the scene, then you’re doing it wrong.

2. 100% of scenes will be made better by just saying what you are honestly thinking.

3. Back story does NOT equal justification. Back story is just stuff that happened in the past (like the criminally overused “Ever since mom left…”) Justification is the cause to the game’s effect. It’s the philosophy that drives the unusual thing.

4. Way too often, people forget to act.

5. Don’t wear scarves onstage. I mean, come on.

Seriously, don’t wear scarves onstage.

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Thursday night at 9:30pm EST E-MPROV.com presents Seinfeldprov.
Improvised Seinfeld is an attempt to create an episode of Seinfeld from scratch. No script, no budget, and no NBC censors, but all the Tom’s Restaurant action. It’s your favorite show about nothing.
Watch it at www.E-MPROV.com 

This is going to be strange and awesome and you should watch it tonight on E-MPROV

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Thursday night at 9:30pm EST E-MPROV.com presents Seinfeldprov.

Improvised Seinfeld is an attempt to create an episode of Seinfeld from scratch. No script, no budget, and no NBC censors, but all the Tom’s Restaurant action. It’s your favorite show about nothing.

Watch it at www.E-MPROV.com

This is going to be strange and awesome and you should watch it tonight on E-MPROV

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E-MPROV.com presents Big Beautiful Warlock - 7/23/2014

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E-MPROV.com presents Let’s Get Serious, Guys! with Juliette Everhart and this week’s guest, Amey Goerlich - July 21, 2014

Amey Goerlich talks about using “flawed object work” to make better emotional connections in your improv. Then Amey and Juliette perform a short but sweet improv set about Internet Pornography.

I can’t say enough good things about this episode of Let’s Get Serious, Guys!. Good object work is one of my biggest focuses in improv. Amey is super smart and a great teacher. 

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Today at 8pm EST, E-MPROV.com presents Let’s Get Serious, Guys! hosted by Juliette Everhart. This week’s guest is Amey Goerlich, original member and creator of KROMPF, the show runner at Indie Cagematch at UCBEast, Artistic Director of the Improv Training Hub, and Artistic Director of E-Mprov!

Her advice could change the way you improvise.

Tune in to E-MPROV.com at 8pm EST

I can’t wait to watch this. 

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In last night’s show Nate Smith went for a run

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E-MPROV presents The Curious Comedy Internet Players - 7-20-14

Featuring Bill McKinley, Rachel Van Nes, Jake Michels, Katie Michels, and Nate Smith.

Watch as Nate Smith absolutely loses it in a scene featuring Jake Michels and Katie Michels.

I was literally crying.

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Tonight at 12am EST the Curious Comedy Internet Players take the E-MPROV stage. 
The Curious Comedy Internet Players consists of a rotating cast of mainstage players from the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, OR. The CCIP is lead by Nate Smith who has been performing live improv comedy at venues across the nation since 1999, and has been performing E-MPROV since 2014. For more information about the Curious Comedy Theater, go to www.curiouscomedy.org.
This week’s Curious Comedy Internet Players are:
Rachel Van Nes
Bill McKinley
Katie Behrens
Jake Michels
Katie Michels
Nate Smith
Watch tonight’s show on www.E-MPROV.com.

Hey guys, watch my show tonight! Also, reblog this post with a suggestion and we’ll try to use it in our show!
Can I get a suggestion of a song lyric?

e-mprov:

Tonight at 12am EST the Curious Comedy Internet Players take the E-MPROV stage. 

The Curious Comedy Internet Players consists of a rotating cast of mainstage players from the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, OR. The CCIP is lead by Nate Smith who has been performing live improv comedy at venues across the nation since 1999, and has been performing E-MPROV since 2014. For more information about the Curious Comedy Theater, go to www.curiouscomedy.org.

This week’s Curious Comedy Internet Players are:

Rachel Van Nes

Bill McKinley

Katie Behrens

Jake Michels

Katie Michels

Nate Smith

Watch tonight’s show on www.E-MPROV.com.

Hey guys, watch my show tonight! Also, reblog this post with a suggestion and we’ll try to use it in our show!

Can I get a suggestion of a song lyric?

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E-MPROV - Angry Bachelors 7/16/2014 

Last night the Angry Bachelors, AKA the Good Mood Doods, attempted the first E-MPROV show with an actual live Google Hangout audience. It was fantastic.

This was SUPER fun to watch.

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E-MPROV presents: Let’s Get Serious, Guys! With Christian Robinson 7/15/14

Let’s Get Serious, Guys! is E-mprov’s first improv interview show. Each week’s guest will bring a new topic in improvisation to talk about with Juliette Everhart, host and SERIOUS improviser!

Check out E-MPROV.com

Hey all you improv students out there, watch this!

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HEY EVERYBODY! I’m working on a NEW project that I am really excited about. You might have seen some videos of me performing E-MPROV shows recently.

Well I am officially on the E-MPROV staff now.

Naturally my role is to kick the e-mprov Tumblr into high gear. I could really use your help. PLEASE follow this new Tumblr I have started.

What’s E-MPROV? It’s live improv shows performed by amazing comedians ON THE INTERNET. The site was founded by Terry Withers at ucbcomedy and now has the incredible Amey Goerlich as the artistic director. So now you can watch high caliber live improv comedy in your jammies.

Here’s the deal: EVERYONE that follows e-mprov today, I will follow you back and reblog at least 1 of your posts. If there is a specific post you want reblogged, submit it to me HERE and I will reblog it (as long as it doesn’t break some moral code or something).

I would really appreciate your support on this. This is a project I really believe in and think could become something big and amazing. But I need your help. THANKS!

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