157 episodes

Canadian Comedy Award winners Rob Norman and Adam Cawley discuss weekly improv-based topics based on a theme.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Canadian Comedy Award winners Rob Norman and Adam Cawley discuss weekly improv-based topics based on a theme.

    What is My Improv Type?

    What is My Improv Type?

    This week Rob and Adam discuss: the First, the Second, and the Cross. As well as glue players, directors, and grinders. Also, Adam’s mind is blown when Rob tells a story about jumping in a lake. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 56 min
    Live From Dallas Comedy Club

    Live From Dallas Comedy Club

    This week, join host Corey Whaley as he interviews Rob and Adam about improv, modern art, and everything in between as part of the DCC Pod. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rules

    Rules

    “Improv rules, but then also there’s improv rules.” This week Rob and Adam, discuss the history of improv rules, what’s necessary in an improv scene, and how to not get bogged by our artform’s long history. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 47 min
    Threesome

    Threesome

    This week’s episode delves into the world of three-person scenes, how they differ from duoprov, and the power of team dynamics. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 46 min
    Mindset

    Mindset

    “Improv rules, but then also there’s improv rules.” This week Rob and Adam, discuss the history of improv rules, what’s necessary in an improv scene, and how to not get bogged by our artform’s long history. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 47 min
    Is Improv American?

    Is Improv American?

    In this episode, Adam and Rob look backwards to the origins of improv, how it spread across the world, and what’s the difference between an American and a Canadian improviser. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

redhouseryan ,

So helpful!

Learned of this podcast after having Adam & Rob as teachers for improv classes. Loved them both as instructors and wanted more access to their brains, so checked out the show. Damn! What a treat! I’ve learned so much from each episode, and am recommending it to everyone else in my class. A must-listen for anyone who wants to get better at the craft of improv, while also a great intro for anyone who is curious to learn more about the art form from two greats who really, really know their stuff - (yes) and know how to communicate that knowledge. So good!!!

lmontop ,

Hilarious. Informative.

This has helped me enormously with my improv, and had entertained endlessly!

improvster ,

Love the backline

Everyone in my improv classes listen to this podcast cause it’s the best. Fun and informative👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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