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Doing Something: Life Lessons From a Month of Improv

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
Jen Olenizcak

Risk on stage almost always causes something to happen. The reason people make a big choice is usually because they can feel the scene stalling and people losing interest. I'm known for saying 'drop a bomb!' to my students. Make a big choice, reveal something, discover something. Do something.

LeBron James Floored Judd Apatow And Bill Hader With His Improv Skills

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

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Improv + Entrepreneurship: 5 Ways Improv Makes You Better in Business

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Erin Lindstrom

I saw my first improv show back when I was in college at Northeastern in Boston. We'd trek to the North End to catch the late night show at Improv Asylum and each time, without fail, laugh our bums off.

No Laughing Matter...How Improv Improves Business.

Lisa Colantuono | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Lisa Colantuono

Improv is not all about flying by the seat of your pants. The instructors at Business Improvisations teach improv tenets that help to establish something vital for all presenters in the boardroom: to be comfortable in your own skin and let people into your world versus running the room.

In British Comedy, Sometimes the Joke's on You

Jordyn Holman | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

Laughing is universal, but comedy is not. Learning the nuances in comedy through a cross-cultural lens can be an enjoyable experience for someone studying abroad.

'Beer! The Musical!' Is The Comedy Extravaganza These Bar Goers Weren't Expecting

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

Finally, a musical that's all about beer! Patrons at New York City's brew pub Houston Hall were taken by surprise Wednesday when actors posing as e...

When to Take a Bow? (Hint: Not When You Think)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Jennie Sutherland

Picture it. You've prepped for that important presentation... you've gotten stakeholder buy-in, triple-checked your numbers. YOU ARE READY. You walk...

The Bill Murray Technique: How to Improvise Through Anything

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Improv is an integral part of your life, and it can always be improved. The better you get, the better your life becomes. Here are four of the most important principles for adapting to life and improvising your way through unexpected situations.

Can One Christmas Gift Change a Life?

Joe Boyd | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe Boyd

About a dozen years ago my wife, Debbie, gave me the most transformative gift I have ever received. It literally changed the trajectory of my life (an...

Family Opens Door To Find An Epic Christmas Celebration On Front Lawn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.29.2014 | Comedy

Improv Everywhere pulled off the ultimate Christmas miracle by showing up at a house in New Jersey and caroling for a very surprised and excited famil...

Oops to Eureka! Turning the Unexpected into an Advantage

Karen Hough | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Karen Hough

One aspect of improvisation that is so helpful to leaders is the ability to deal with the unexpected. That flexibility and the sense that anything can happen keeps us on our toes and ready for anything. It's a critical skill in an ever-evolving, global professional world.

Adam Pally: The Bro You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Here, on the eve of the season three premiere of The Mindy Project, the actor opens up about comedy, the secret to being part of a winning ensemble and other quirky anomalies.

WATCH: You've Never Seen A Western Like Hulu's 'Quick Draw'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 08.21.2014 | Training

Hot on the heels of Netflix, Hulu is finally branching out into original series in addition to their vast array of acquisitions, with a number of uniq...

Keep CALM and Manage On

Erin Daruszka | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.

Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a lo...

Gendering Improv

Lucas Waldron | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Before transitioning, improv was comforting. As the world started to perceive me as male, doing improv provoked acute self-awareness.

Here's What You Missed If You Weren't At The 16th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy

The Del Close Marathon is a weekend long, non-stop improvised comedy festival featuring hundreds of performers in eight different theaters across New ...

Gollum Talking With Caesar Is The One Crossover To Rule Them All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

This is the one crossover to rule them all. Actor Andy Serkis is the master of motion capture acting, bringing characters to life like no one else ...

Laughing and Learning in Rwanda

Blair Forlaw | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Blair Forlaw

Here's a good story about 12 young Rwandans, born in a terrible time of violence and genocide, who are playing very positive roles in their country's growing hospitality sector. It's a funny story, too.

Tyler McCarthy

Zach Woods Talks 'Silicon Valley,' Improv And Working With His Comedy Hero

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy

Zach Woods says his improvisation skills have come in handy for his role on HBO's new hit comedy "Silicon Valley." “If I’m doing comedy, I try...

How an Improv Class Made Me a Better Mom

Wendi Aarons | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

For three hours each week, I wasn't a stressed out, suburban mother. I was whoever I decided to be.

Paul Reiser On His Return to Stand-Up: "After 30 Years, Nothing Really Has Changed"

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Though Paul Reiser enjoyed mainstream success with sitcoms My Two Dads and Mad About You and films Diner, Aliens and Beverly Hills Cop I and II, the native New Yorker never forgot his stand-up roots.

Improv(ing) on the Autism Spectrum

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

Over the course of two weeks, six students on the autism spectrum and their families took a one-hour improv class. The results were incredible. While there were many individual successes, the areas of empathy, eye contact and imaginative play saw notable improvements through the whole group.

Yes, and You're Leaving: Why Some of Stephen Colbert's Biggest Fans Still Aren't Celebrating (Yet)

Sharilyn Johnson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Sharilyn Johnson

When December comes, and his character makes his final ego-fueled jog across the stage to the interview table, he will be sweeping our scene. As for the next one, we assume we'll be just be watching it from the audience.

Dear Denver, I Am Looking to Start a New Hobby This Year... What Are My Options?

Deborah Lastowka | Posted 05.10.2014 | Denver
Deborah Lastowka

Whether you're into media production, screen printing, a foreign language, improv, crafting, cooking -- or more specifically, knife skills -- Denver has got the goods to help you continue evolving and meet some new peeps.