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Neil Curran is an improv addict. The Neil+1 Podcast features raw, face to face interviews with inspiring and interesting Improvisers that Neil meets on his travels.

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Neil Curran is an improv addict. The Neil+1 Podcast features raw, face to face interviews with inspiring and interesting Improvisers that Neil meets on his travels.

    S2E10: Nick Armstrong

    S2E10: Nick Armstrong

    For the season 2 finale we go out with a bang! Nick Armstrong is a cornerstone in the improv community. Currently artistic director of Westside Comedy in L.A., Nick has also taught at Groundlings and iO West. He performs weekly with King Ten. Nick is founder of Improv Utopia and co-founder of the Improv Network.

    We chat about community in improv, the strength of the Improv Network and keeping King Ten fresh for 14 years.

    http://www.nickarmstrong.com/
    http://www.improvutopia.com
    http://www.theimprovnetwork.org

    • 42 min
    S2E9: Josh Nicols

    S2E9: Josh Nicols

    Josh Nicols is one of my improv heroes. Founder of Spectacles Improv Engine, Josh is a powerhouse on the improv scene with a balanced view of what improv means to him and the importance of community.

    We chat about opening your own improv theatre outside of L.A. and finding your own style of improv.

    Update: on 28th September Josh announced he is stepping down as artistic director of "Specs" to pass the reigns on to someone else. Josh remains instructor, performer and coach there while pursing other improv ventures.

    https://spectaclesimprov.com
    http://www.theimprovnetwork.org/members/josh-nicols/teacher/

    • 32 min
    S2E8: Jeff Ringgold, Amy Shank, Chris Shurland

    S2E8: Jeff Ringgold, Amy Shank, Chris Shurland

    This week I talk to some of the fine folks at American Improv Theatre (AIT) in California, founder Jeff Ringgold and teacher/performers, Amy Shank and Chris Shurland.

    This episode was a scream to record! We chat about AIT being haunted (and Amy finds out for the first time!), improv and audiences in the Bay Area and balancing improv with having other real world jobs.

    And we question why ghosts never wear crop tops.

    http://www.americanimprovtheatre.com

    • 52 min
    S2E7: Jaclynn Cherry

    S2E7: Jaclynn Cherry

    This episode I speak with Jaclynn Cherry from Detroit. Jaclynn is one of the organisers of the Detroit Improv Festival and is also part of the team behind Improv Utopia.

    We chat about the interesting improv scene in Detroit and also about festival culture.

    https://twitter.com/jcherrry
    http://www.detroitimprovfestival.org
    http://www.improvutopia.com

    • 26 min
    S2E6: Joey Shope

    S2E6: Joey Shope

    In this episode I speak with Joey Shope from Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton California. Joey chats about taking multiple improv programmes at the one time in L.A. and demystifies the improv format known as "JTS Brown".

    https://spectaclesimprov.com

    • 22 min
    S2E5: Kelly Shatter

    S2E5: Kelly Shatter

    Neil+1 "The Podcast" features raw face to face interviews with interesting and inspiring improvisers that I meet on my travels.

    This week I stay in Dublin and speak with my first Irish guest, the wonderful Kelly Shatter! We chat about Kelly's rich theatrical background and how that influences her improv vision and passion.

    http://www.stokeimprov.com

    • 36 min

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