59 episodes

Improv Yak is an improv podcast hosted by improv teacher and Los Angeles improviser, Carla Cackowski. Each week Carla interviews an improviser about a specific technique that she admires in their performance and at the end of the show, Carla and guest improvise a scene in which Carla attempts to utilize the technique they discussed. Guests range from seasoned improvisers to first year improv students.

Improv Yak Carla Cackowski

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Improv Yak is an improv podcast hosted by improv teacher and Los Angeles improviser, Carla Cackowski. Each week Carla interviews an improviser about a specific technique that she admires in their performance and at the end of the show, Carla and guest improvise a scene in which Carla attempts to utilize the technique they discussed. Guests range from seasoned improvisers to first year improv students.

    #60_Paul F. Tompkins_Live at the 2018 Westside Comedy Festival

    #60_Paul F. Tompkins_Live at the 2018 Westside Comedy Festival

    In Episode 60 of Improv Yak, Paul F. Tompkins is back! He and Carla do a yak in front of a live audience and as always, Paul is an absolute delight. Special thanks to Nick Armstrong and Westside Comedy Theater for producing this fun event at the 2018 Westside Comedy Festival.

    • 53 min
    #59_Will Luera_Free-form

    #59_Will Luera_Free-form

    In episode 59 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with her friend and Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theater, Will Luera! https://will-luera.com/

    • 32 min
    #58_Rachel Rosenthal_Scenework First, Form Second

    #58_Rachel Rosenthal_Scenework First, Form Second

    In episode 58 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with Rachel Rosenthal before their shows at the 2018 Stumptown Improv Festival in Portland, OR. They discuss Rachel's background and experience in Freeform & hip hop improv and get into the thick of it in regards to their thoughts on the House Team experience.

    • 38 min
    #57_Laura Doorneweerd_Dimensions

    #57_Laura Doorneweerd_Dimensions

    In Episode 57 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with improv teacher and performer, Laura Doorneweerd. Laura is based out of Amsterdam and she and Carla discuss the differences in the American and European improv scenes, setting healthy personal boundaries in class and rehearsal, and "Dimensions" (Laura's own improv technique).

    • 43 min
    #56_Cory P. Willis_Getting a Late Start

    #56_Cory P. Willis_Getting a Late Start

    In episode 56 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with UCB Improviser and Teacher, Cory Willis. They discuss what it was like for Cory to begin improvising at 32, saying "yes" to opportunities early on in your improv career, and what Cory loves about teaching improv to teenagers.

    • 52 min
    #55_PJ Jacokes_Live at Detroit Improv Festival!

    #55_PJ Jacokes_Live at Detroit Improv Festival!

    In Episode 55 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with Detroit Improv Festival producer and co-owner of Go Comedy! Improv Theater, PJ Jacokes. This episode was recorded live at DIF in 2017.

    • 21 min

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