Improv Diaries – New Punders and Our First Musical Set! [Case Study: Bartolo Creations ]

This week has been a very musical based one at Punders HQ as we wanted to start testing out short form music game ideas that we have had. It is something that is still very new to us but we want to start incorporating music based games to our shows as they are different and … Continue reading Improv Diaries – New Punders and Our First Musical Set! [Case Study: Bartolo Creations ]

Improv Diaries – Sounds, Blindfolds and Silence…[Case Study: Meet The Crew, The Lonely Island

This week Punder Mike was in charge of the lesson and it meant that we were focussed on the world of character. The first exercise that we did this week involved another blindfold but unlike last weeks game this one was more about listening. When we were blindfolded the other members of the group then … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Sounds, Blindfolds and Silence…[Case Study: Meet The Crew, The Lonely Island

Improv Diaries – Let’s Get Physical with Carrots, Kangeroo’s and Bubblewrap [Case Study: Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson]

This week in rehearsals we were all about getting 'physical' and really getting used to using the stage more and focussing on our character work. JBB was in charge of leading the lesson this week and I can honestly say it was SO much fun and made my rubbish week a hell of a lot … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Let’s Get Physical with Carrots, Kangeroo’s and Bubblewrap [Case Study: Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson]

Improv Diaries – Pickled Plastic & Being A Naughty Improviser! James Acaster and Stupid Comedy Emotions… [Case Studies: YesLand and Jake Clements ]

Whilst last week there was no improv, this week it was the complete opposite and it was all about shows, shows, SHOWS! We had not one but TWO shows and then me and a fellow Punder had a mate date on Valentines Day to another show but more about everything later lets start with show … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Pickled Plastic & Being A Naughty Improviser! James Acaster and Stupid Comedy Emotions… [Case Studies: YesLand and Jake Clements ]

Improv Diaries – Caricatures, Mimic A Punder and Family Portraits… [Case Study Conan O’Brien]

This week it was my turn to teach the Punders and this wee I wanted to focus on the world of Characters. I spent the week finding exercises and games that we haven't played before to try and get us developing the mindset of creating them as well. The first lot of exercises was to … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Caricatures, Mimic A Punder and Family Portraits… [Case Study Conan O’Brien]