Rhyme nor reason
Sitting around a campfire at Camp Minaluta (a Camp Fire Girl camp), a counselor announced we were going to play a game. We would tell a story, with each girl contributing a sentence as we went around the circle. I don’t remember the sentence the girl next to me contributed, but, having no idea what to say when it was my turn, I blurted out, “Oh, dear!” The counselor laughed and said, “That’s great!” I didn’t get it, but I paid more attention to the girl who followed me, and then I was hooked. Years later, I discovered that was a popular exercise for improv.
For some, the idea of improv is terrifying. For the rest of us, it’s an absolute blast. In this week’s podcast, Chris Crotty of ComedySportz Sacramento shared the reason for improv’s ongoing popularity, and how anyone can learn it, whether to just have fun or to stimulate those brain cells which seem to be a little foggy these days.