Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as "The Harold" and "The Movie". A practical "how to" book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level.

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Genre : Comedy
Author : Matt Besser
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 0989387801


The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Matt Fotis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-10-14
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9781317390176


The Ultimate Improv Book

The Ultimate Improv Book

Provides a curriculum consisting of twenty-four lessons, explaining what improvisation is, techniques, and how to start an improvisation team.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Edward J. Nevraumont
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000048589376


The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Tom Salinsky
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-10-19
Total Pages : 520 Pages
ISBN : 9781350026179


Truth In Comedy

Truth In Comedy

Furnishes a comprehensive guide to improvisational techniques as used in stand-up comedy

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Genre : Humor
Author : Charna Halpern
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 1566080037


What Are You Laughing At

What Are You Laughing At

This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Dan O'Shannon
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-07-05
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781441162939


How To Be The Greatest Improviser On Earth

How To Be The Greatest Improviser On Earth

Advice for performing long-form improv from a longtime teacher and performer.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Will Hines
Publisher :
Release : 2016-06-15
Total Pages : 226 Pages
ISBN : 0982625723


Long Story Short

Long Story Short

A comedian and Moth veteran lays out useful tips and tricks for maximizing the impact of your stories—so you can nail it every time Do you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Comedian, Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program founder, and Moth champion Margot Leitman will show you how in this practical guide to storytelling. Using a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, Long Story Short breaks a story into concrete components. From content and structure to emotional impact and delivery, Leitman guides you through the entire storytelling process, providing personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises along the way. Using a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, Long Story Short breaks a story into concrete components. From content and structure to emotional impact and delivery, Leitman guides you through the entire storytelling process, providing personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises along the way.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Margot Leitman
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release : 2015-10-13
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781632170286


Ensemble Theatre Making

Ensemble Theatre Making

"Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide is the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for and maintaining ensemble. Successful ensembles don't happen by chance: they can be created, nurtured and maintained through specific actions taken by ensemble leaders and members. Ensemble Theatre Making provides a thorough step-by-step process to consistently achieve the collaborative dynamic that leads to the group trust, commitment and sacrifice necessary for the success of a common goal.Through planning and preparation, investigating the essential building blocks of ensemble, identifying ensemble behaviours and techniques of responding to those behaviours, Ensemble Theatre Making gives tools, techniques and recipes for bringing ensemble from the realm of luck into a grounded practice. This conversational, straight-forward guide gives clarity and practical guidance to the sometimes mystifying questions of what creates ensemble bonds, how to fix them when they start to break, and how to strengthen and protect them"--

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Rose Burnett Bonczek
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 226 Pages
ISBN : 9780415530088


Improvisation For Actors And Writers

Improvisation For Actors And Writers

Far more than simply an overview of improv comedy, this book helps actors, writers and comedians learn the basics as taught in all the major comedy schools. Successful improv requires the skill of the actor, the talent of the comedian and the ideas of the writer rolled into one. This book tells how it can all be done for performers or teachers.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Bill Lynn
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015060099051