161 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.

    Translation

    Translation

    There are thousands of improv theatres and schools across the globe, each with their own style of improv. How do you find common ground onstage? How much can you expect of your scene partner? Is anything constant on all improv stages? Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Burns

    Burns

    This episode Rob and Adam, discuss burns, roasts, and barbs. Also, why we burn, who to burn, and why saying mean things isn’t always an act of cruelty. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 48 min
    So We Bought An Improv School

    So We Bought An Improv School

    In this episode, Rob and Adam fantasize about building a training centre. What does it look like? Who are the teachers? Who are the students? Also: the internet is bad, The Secret of Mana, and improv shows where other performers heckle you. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 52 min
    The Cape Boys

    The Cape Boys

    This week’s episode asks “Should improv jams be free?” and the result is a conversation about class disparity, improv whales, and the improv cape boys. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 47 min
    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

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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