For the creatives. What is a punch line without the joke?
I was watching Tina Fey the other night and she was talking about the two main rules of improvisation on stage.
The first is that if there are two of you on stage, you have to agree. In other words, if I say I am holding an imaginary apple, you don’t say no you’re not. You have to agree.
The second rule is yes and. This means that you build on what has been said or created to move the scene forward. For example, I say I am holding an apple. And you say yes and I will inject it with poison to kill the king. Yes and.
Two simple rules to create something out of nothing. This is how great comics create.
Strangely, it is also how children create. I have been watching mine over the holidays. One of them will say, hey we are Batman and Robin. The…
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