The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has taken their off-Broadway comedy show, LMAO OFF-BROADWAY nationwide to play main stages, Greek houses & Club events, homecoming, orientation, preview weekends and other campus activities at colleges and universities. We traveled to numerous campuses and hosted events at our Times Square theater.
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The show features interactive games, songs and scenes, improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. AKIN to WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY but far more interactive and musical.
Workshops are a ton of fun to get your club members bonding or develop leadership skills. We use these same games to teach corporate groups team, sales and service.
TEAM UPS with your campus Improv Group. Our last College Show before shutting down for Quarantine featured the amazing students at Western Connecticut College performing their long form set before we took stage.
“When you start performing comedy, you start to laugh more. You stop to smell the roses, if only to make a joke about flowers. You meet other funny people who enrich your life and become your best friends. When you start performing comedy, you feel the power of pointing out your flaws to a room full of people who would never be as brave as you are. You realize there is more light in the world than you ever imagined. When you start performing comedy, you start to discover yourself.”
Congrats to EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv founding member Laurice Fattal for hitting ONE MILLION LIKES on TIKTOK this week. Laurice kicks out on average a new video every day. As a result her channel is build quickly, with about 1000 new followers weekly.
“Every scientist should take a page out of NASA’s playbook: be funny to further your project, your funding and even your career. And the easiest and fastest way to become a better, more relaxed jokester is to take an improv class. Take the leap! If you’re not ready to do that, at least learn some improv tricks:”
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Open your ears (Listen)
Engage in dialogue
Have fun (Our #1 Rule)
Take a class
My father in law was a brilliant scientist, an Engineer at NIST, designer of bridges, but a terrible communicator. He was railroaded by bureaucracy.
I taught a workshop for BDO of interning accountants. So many of these kids were doomed to cubicle hell (or worse, middle management) if they did not take more Improv. I always thought: I wish I had met them earlier.
Hard to predict the future, but I promise you, people skills, presentation skills and the ability to turn on a dime, adjusting to changes are a must.
Improv players and teachers will tell you “YES! And…” is about acceptance of others, but we also learn to “YES! And…” ourselves.
If you are struggling in your career, consider taking an Improv Class. The younger the better, but it is never too late to reinvent oneself.
We work with teams from major companies, deliver entertaining shows and tram building workshops.
But to truly embrace it’s benefits, a longer commitment is required.
One of my biggest goals in teaching kids and teens is instilling valuable skills before they head off to college, or even better, before high school.
Middle school is where most learn to fear the world. Our bodies change, we become more self aware. Our insecurities manifest as anxiety, or worse, judgement of others. Most of the issues I see in failing corporate teams start in middle school years.
But imagine a brilliant kid armed with self confidence, not arrogance or fear, going into high school and college with the ability to navigate socially as well as they do academically.
Improv does not turn geeks into preppy kids or jocks. Improv helps us embrace our inner geek. Improv turns a left brain whiz kid into a witty fearless conversationalist. I have even seen Improv help kids on the spectrum overcome social anxieties.
We learn to let go of our fears, embrace and accept who we are so we can become the best version of ourselves.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Walt Frasier has performed and taught Improv Comedy
Catherine BartlettCredit: Catherine Bartlett has at times been a silly scientist, an engaging educator and an imperfect improviser. She’s currently an education specialist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a member of Tucson Improv Movement and a 2018–2019 Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.