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 – When Improv London and Punders Drop The Mic… [Case Studies: Rory Bremner and James Witt]

This week has been another week with sadly not alot of improv - you see, I turned the big three oh this week and instead of going to rehearsals, I was abroad drinking good wine and travelling (which will be talked about in the Travel Book - keep an eye out). Even though this week … Continue reading Improv Diaries – When Improv London and Punders Drop The Mic… [Case Studies: Rory Bremner and James Witt]

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]

Improv Diaries – We Are Back and the Disruptions Begin…. [Case Study Norbert Tarayre ]

It is a new year and it means only one thing - more improv! Punderstandably are back on the training wagon and it went off with a bang! We have lots of sets booked in and from april we have our own show nearly every month so it is all about getting ourselves ready to … Continue reading Improv Diaries – We Are Back and the Disruptions Begin…. [Case Study Norbert Tarayre ]

Improv Diaries – Unusual Show Locations…. [Case Study: James Acaster]

I read enough autobiographies by stand up comedians to know that to succeed you have to do the gig everyone dreads - the one with no atmosphere. Every successful comedian has done the gig with barely any laughs, a weird atmosphere or a drunken audience member. I had already done the drunken audience member gig … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Unusual Show Locations…. [Case Study: James Acaster]

Improv Diaries – Lots of Balloons, IKEA Virtual Assistant and a Dance Party [Case Study – Backstreet Boys]

This week was a great one for Punderstandably as we had our final huge show at The Miller for Improv Towers. For our final show of the year we wanted to try a new concept in our performance to see if something works so that moving forward we can do what we aim to do … Continue reading Improv Diaries – Lots of Balloons, IKEA Virtual Assistant and a Dance Party [Case Study – Backstreet Boys]