Monday, March 29, 2010

Touche, Jill Bernard, touche.

3am Improv Thoughts from Jill Bernard from Jill Bernard on Vimeo.


This has been going around Facebook the past few weeks. It's... spot on.

If you've ever wanted to do improv, just watch that video. Don't worry about classes or anything like that*, this video will teach you everything you need to know! With fun drawings!

Highlights include:
"Bend your knees every once and a while, you two look like an 11 up there."
"Name some shit so we can move on please"
"Don't sleep with someone from your improv team."
"Look like you all knew you were going to be on stage together and not like you just rolled out of bed"
"Sure you're funny, now stop trying so hard... it's ugly."

I dunno. I relate to maybe one or two of those.

Are you auditioning for NXT [the IA cast I've been a part of] tonight? If you are, watch that video! A refresher of some important rules couldn't hurt! And good luck! Once upon a time a director of mine said to me, "You know what you're doing. You know how to do improv... so just do it."

Oh, by the way, don't just watch that video if you want to do improv. Take classes. Get a paper certificate signed by your bosses and hang it up in a frame while your actual $100,000 college degree remains rolled up in your closet.

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