Improv Corner – Accept All Improv!

Twitter is a great place to read messages about improv and there are some accounts out there that really do write some interesting comments that are related to advice. Some that spring to mind are @Hooplaimpro @improvLondon @Improvboost and the one below @improvadvice.

I was on Twitter the other day and I came across this tweet and I thought it made a really good point that it inspired me to write this. Here is the original tweet.

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I think this is a really good thing to look at when you do look at the world of improv as I am on to stand here and say I do not like all forms. I think I have mentioned this before but I am Veryyyyyyyyy fussy with my Long Form improv, I am very hard to please. The main reason behind this is that I work as a video Editor and when I watch some long form I feel the edits need to be a lot tighter and that is what I find hard to watch. Saying that I have come across some very fun long form groups and some of them are really interesting to watch on stage.

I think the most important thing about improv is to be open minded if you are an improviser and watch different styles of shows to see what is out there. Whilst I may not like a lot of Long form I enjoy watching  different groups to see how they approach the theme and how they make it stand out.

Even if I am not a fan of long form I do enjoy when you watch an act and you can tell you that they are having fun on stage. I do find that when I see an act having fun on stage I really enjoy them no matter what my opinion is on long form. One of the acts I saw this week that I feel really have a great connection and you can tell they are having fun on stage is Just Friends. I really enjoyed their set and actually really got into the narrative because you could see that they were having a lot of fun.

I think the tweet above really proves something about improv, you cannot be a stubborn with improv you have to really give everything a try because even though you may not be keen on one style, you may find something in that haystack you really enjoy.

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