It is Classic Andy Month on The  Phoenix Remix and we are not just giving you group interviews we are also giving you a proper introduction to each member of the troupe! Today we talk to member Jennifer Currier to find out all about her world of improv.

jennifer currier

Hello Jen! how long have you been improvising?

Almost 4 years, but with a 1 year break in the middle

 

How did you get into improv?

I wanted to take a class of a new, challenging skill and put a shortlist of ideas to friends for a vote.  Improv tied with Harmonica, but the intro classes where cheaper. Isn’t that how everyone gets into it?

 

 What is your favourite style of improv and why?

Tough one – I like long form that involves the opportunity for some organic silliness, so lots of formats apply.

 

Who are your top 5 favourite improvisers and why?

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler because they are absolute legends and I want to be their third best friend.  

On the London scene:

Maria Peters (all her stuff is lovely and genuinely happy fun – please she got me into improv to begin with); Ruth Bratt and Pippa Evans (everything I’ve seen of both has been amazing).   

 

What is your favourite warm up game?

Mind Meld

 

Favourite short form game?

New Choice

 

What are the three top tips anyone has ever taught you in improv?

Don’t let energy drop

Provide detail

Focus on the relationship

 

In no more than 5 words, what advice would you give them?

Don’t overthink it

 

What are some of your favourite new acts you have come across this year and why?

The Dreaming

Jack Left Town

 

How would you describe your personal sort of improv?

An attempt at playfulness, but no attempts at accents

 

Describe each Classic Andy member in one word

Britt – Faces

James H – Grounded

James W – Whimsy

Emma – Multi-talented

Julie – Supportive

Jennifer – Hilarious (and Vegan)