bostonics:

It’s rare that a Harold team stays together longer than six months. Maxitor, in some form or another, has been a staple of the Boston comedy scene for YEARS.

Through different variations, the name Maxitor has been closely associated with ImprovBoston’s Harold Night for as long as it has…

This Rachel Klein person has some good ideas. 

thehousethatdelbuilt:

I feel like I can never say enough about how much exposure to other types of art informs one’s own artistic process. If you cancelled one of your improv team’s rehearsals every month and took them on a field trip to an art museum, a sculpture park, a jazz concert, etc. it would not be time poorly…

A Magical B&B In Boston’s South End

Improv As Practical Advice

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Be willing to share what you love about improv with others.  Even those weirdos you work with who think improv is only “Whose Line..This piece from Improv Nonsense is fantastic.  Check it out.

The 70 Percent Rule by Louis C.K.

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Louis C.K. is many things.  You can add life coach (…?) to his resume. Here is some fantastic perspective from an interview he gave in this month’s GQ.  

…My rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over.

And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!

Source: Vulture.com

Wait a sec… that’s not Pitbull

good words, pixar.

ImprovBoston AD Newsletter: People’s Battle Edition

This week’s update from the captains of this comedy ship.