The top improvisors from the UCB Theatre in New York City explain the most important parts of long-form improv, one concept at a time. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.
27 – Goodbye, UCB NY
UCB has recently shut down its last permanent theater and training center. I asked people to share what UCB NY meant to them. Featuring Molly Gaebe, Ian Dyer, Ryan Barker, Rachel Taenzler, Pat Baer, Sonya Saepoff, Ray Cordova, Harsha Vardhan Dasarathy, Bert James, Elisa Ballou, Paris Adkins, Liz Noth, Alex French, Jon Marballi, Betsy Helmer, […]
26 – Advice
I asked many of the people I interviewed the same question: what advice would you give an improvisor in their first year doing improv? Featuring Maritza Montañez, Liz Noth, Chris Scott, Morgan Phillips, Will Hines, Bill DiPiero, Achilles Stamatelaky, Ashley Ward, Ray Cordova, Sebastian Conelli, Joey Price, Patrick Noth, Kevin Mullaney, Lily Du, Nicole Drespel, […]
25 – The Movie
This episode focuses on a fun, but often difficult form, the Movie. One of the original forms developed by Del Close, the Movie is not performed as regularly as some other forms, but it can be rewarding to learn and get good at, and it’s easy for audiences to follow. Featuring David Bluvband, James Dwyer, […]
24 – The Spokane aka the Pretty Flower
This episode focuses on the form of many names, the Spokane / Pretty Flower / Delicate Little Flower / Gadget / Family Guy / so on and so on. We discuss how to do the form, and why it may be a great fit for your team or why it may not be. Featuring Sebastian […]
23 – Coaching, Part 2
How should a coach structure a practice session? What are some exercises to use? How is coaching a house team different from coaching a practice group? These are all questions? Featuring Jenny St. Angelo, Sebastian Conelli, Lindsay Calleran, Johnna Scrabis, Liz Noth, and Will Hines. Co-produced by Alejandro Cardona, and hosted by Curtis Retherford.
22 – Coaching, Part 1
What makes a great coach? How do you become a great coach? How do you give helpful notes? None of those questions get answered. Featuring Bill DiPiero, Achilles Stametalaky, Lily Du, Devin Ritchie, Chris Scott, Jenny St. Angelo, Liz Noth, Lou Gonzalez, Sebastian Conelli, Ray Cordova, Nicole Drespel, co-produced by Alejandro Cardona, and hosted by Curtis Retherford.
Necessary Theory for Improv Nerds
This is the improv theory podcast we’ve all been waiting for. I love this podcast, especially the examples of exercises that the coaches run in order to help out particular problems. More of that please!
The People Demand More Episodes
Is Curtis the Ira Glass of Improv podcasts? Yes, yes he is.
A Lot in a Little Time
This is a challenging format to do in a podcast -- and maybe more so in a free form discussion of the art of improv. Curtis does an excellent job pulling and organizing insights from a number of voices on very relevant (to improvisers, anyway) subjects.