Laughter For A Change
  • Improv Healing

    January 27th, 2015     No Comments

    One day, a young woman (I’ll call Jill), looking haggard and just plain sick, came to an improv class I taught. Her very vivacious older sister (I’ll call Annie) escorted Jill. Jill, we learned, was battling cancer. Annie had no interest in doing improv, but felt that the class might

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  • Was It Something I Said?

    January 18th, 2015     No Comments

    Sam Shaw, co-producer/director of an upcoming documentary “The Committee: A Secret History of American Comedy,” asked me recently to explain something I said during a newspaper interview Del Close and I did with The San Francisco

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  • Cultivating Curiosity: The Game Within The Game

    January 5th, 2015     No Comments

    I was at breakfast over the holiday break with some long-time friends – catching up and filling each other in since we last met. At one point we started to talk about those people you meet who never, ever,

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  • The Improv Jungle

    November 18th, 2014     No Comments

    A few months ago, I trekked through the Amazon rainforest. Even there I found numerous IMPROV MOMENTS. I don’t mean performances by the Yamanami Tribal Harold Team. I mean moments that illustrate principals of improvisational theater

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  • What I Think About When I Think About Not Thinking

    November 5th, 2014     No Comments

    “I think, therefore I am.” René Descartes
    “I think too much, therefore I am too much.” Del Close

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