Find the Funny, Don’t Be the Funny

As we start some new classes this week, I am constantly reminded about how important it is in improv to find the funny rather then being the funny. As a new improvisor and even sometimes as old time improvisors we must be reminded that it is our goal to discover what is funny about everyday situations and to recreate those situations in a scene. The most common mistake is to try to be funny… while I am sure you are funny, that is not the point of improv comedy, the point to to find the funny.

Anyone can be funny with a joke book and a sense of timing… but it takes talent to find the funny.

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