I went to a local improv show on Saturday night. The only live improv I’ve ever seen has been ComedySportz, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Turns out, it was like ComedySportz lite. I recognized every game except one. I talked to the lead feller afterwards and he said he had done CSz in Kansas City for a few years, so that explained a lot.
I’ll have to be honest – I didn’t think it was that good. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by CSz and Whose Line, but I was expecting more. There were a couple of actors who were really “getting it,” but I felt like the other ones were doing it because they thought it’d be fun to be in front of people. Again, I’m probably being critical.
I was funny once, a while back. I used to be able to hold my own at improv. So I asked the feller afterwards if they held auditions. They do — kinda. They have workshops, and then they pull people from there. I’m familiar with that system. I took workshops from CSz in Madison, WI. So I signed up for their e-newsletter so I could know when the next round of workshops were. So I guess we’ll see where it goes from here.
I’ll keep you posted.