Improv

easylaughs Month -INTERVIEW-Meet Team Member Huib

This month we are travelling all the way (well metaphorically) to Amsterdam to learn all about the improv scene there! All months we will be chatting to easylaughs that offer comedy shows, improv and stand up classes and improv workshops, in English. Throughout out the month we are talking to each member of the team to find out more about them.


Player Profile: Huib

How long have you been improvising?

16 years.

How did you get into improv?

My sister was playing a show on the town where I was living at the time and I thought 3 things

– that is fun!

– no more learning lines! (I was doing some Shakespeare stuff back then)

– I can do this better than my sister

What is your favorite style of improv and why?

I lean more towards dramatic improv. The layers of characters and changes you can go through …

Who are your top 5 favorite improvisers and why?

Pfffft. This is impossible to answer. Anyone who can teach / show me something fresh, even if it’s been done before.

What is your favorite warm-up game?

Houses and owners. (Credits to Nele Kiessling)

Favorite short-form game?

Shift Left Shift Right. When done well, it’s amazing and also high energy fun.

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

Have fun.

Listen.

React.

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

Not so many new ones because of the whole pandemic thing. I like the acts who can keep me on the edge of my seat even though the show is on Zoom.

How would you describe your personal sort of improv?

Honest.

Describe each easylaughs member in one word

Fun!

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