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'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 02.03.2015 | 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.

Cuddling With Carlin: A Midterm Assessment

Carlin Adelson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Carlin Adelson

Twelve weeks into my webseries and I have to admit: I am completely and totally shocked that I haven't risen to the YouTube superstardom I just assumed would be gifted to me after the first five minutes of my cuddling search aired. Also, I still don't have a boyfriend. Whaaaaaat?!

An Improviser's Guide to Valentine's Day

The Second City Network | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

Now that I'm a big-time expert on love, I feel compelled to share a Valentine's Day guide for improvisers spending this commercialized, exclusionary holiday together.

Midnight Cowgirls

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

"We understand any movie about lesbian hookers to be universal, whether or not you've actually seen one," says director Madeleine Olnek. She's temp...

'House Of Lies' Improv Shows The Goofy Side of Kristen Bell And The Cast

Posted 12.30.2013 | TV

Want to see the "House of Lies" cast perform improv together? Of course you do. You may know Ben Schwartz from "Parks and Recreation" and Showt...

When Oversleeping Before a Big Keynote Presention Is the Perfect Thing to Do

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."