January 2013 – Christopher John Payne

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Use principles from improvisational comedy to create quality content

You may have seen improvisational comedy performed on TV in programmes like Whose Line Is It Anyway?

One of the main principles from impro is “Yes, and…”: If someone makes an offer, or a suggestion, you go with that, and see where it will lead you – rather than dismiss it.

Here’s a photo of me playing an impro game with new friends Jamel (acting as my hands and arms, Nadine and Garth at The Spontaneity Shop in London…

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In the game illustrated above, if I was facing Garth, and Jamel’s hands started stroking Garth’s then I had to go along with that action and say something like…

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