Magnet Theater is one of New York City's premier improv institutions, with shows regularly listed as critics picks and some of the best improv classes and instructors in the universe. This Podcast features interviews with Magnet performers and teachers, as well as friends from the worlds of improv, sketch, storytelling and comedy.
#133: Keisha Zollar
Actor and comedian, KEISHA ZOLLAR, joins host Louis Kornfeld to discuss the role of comedians in society, why she hates revenge stories, and the issue with overly dramatic art. Not only that, but they get to talking about how we give too much energy to our lizard brains and urge everyone out there to […]
#132: Jarret Berenstein
Magnet performer, stand-up comedian, and author Jarret Berenstein joins host Louis Kornfeld in the most recent edition of the Magnet Theater Podcast. The conversation hits a lot on politics and how Jarret feels he sounds like a tin hat conspiracy theorist when discussing them. Check out this podcast to learn about Jarrets upcoming book about […]
#131: Lorena Russi
Writer, performer, and avid footballer, LORENA RUSSI, joins host Louis Kornfeld to talk about making the world a better, more evolved place through comedy and how old they both feel. Lorena and Louis discuss how people often put others in easy-to-recognize boxes, why slower comedy appeals to them more, and Lorena’s experience writing for The […]
#130: Kiki Mikkelsen
Opera singer turned full-time musical improviser, KIKI MIKKELSEN, joins us to talk about all of her shows, Edinburgh Fringe, and the challenges of writing. You can see Kiki doing musical improv nearly every day of the week with her teams and shows Vern, Public Pool, Happy Karaoke Fun Time, Premiere: The Improvised Musical, Blank! The […]
#129: Adam Pasulka
Chillionaire and youthful human, ADAM PASULKA, joins host Louis Kornfeld to talk about cruise ship comedy, why hosting the Mixer is such a joy, and his recent brain surgery. We also hear about Adam’s circuitous path to becoming an entertainer, how he met his hometown girlfriend hundreds of miles away, and theories on coaching […]
#128: Michael Delisle
Human laugh factory, MICHAEL DELISLE, joins host Louis Kornfeld to discuss being funny on purpose, bombing on stage, and making a meal out of nothing. He and Louis debate whether or not Phil Hartman had a sense of humor, explore why Michael is so funny in a wig, and they also perform no fewer than […]
My favorite podcast!!
Please bring this back! I love Louis’s conversational, therapy-session-like interviewing style and the detailed stories about improv beginnings and, of course, the scenes with that talented jar of pickles. This was my go-to podcast all summer. More please!!
Get ready for some hilarious and deep conversations!
You might even walk away with a book recommendation or two!
Best place to go for your improv knowledge and philosophies.