Intermediate Improv Showcase May 2015

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Intermediate Improv Showcase   May 2015
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Intermediate Improv Showcase May 2015 says
The best and brightest new comedy talent out of the Comedy Spot Intermediate Improv Classes, show off their stuff in this special showcase show.

Students of The Comedy Spot’s Intermediate Improv Classes have the opportunity to perform on stage to show off the new and/or improved skills to friends, family, and the community.

Some things said about the IMPROV classes here at The Comedy Spot:

"I've wanted to send a little note/compliment to you for some time, but haven't until now because it's not easy to find the words to express how much I appreciate you. The encouragement, guidance and kindness that you show to all of the Improvisers, no matter ones skill level is commendable. Thank you for making me feel welcome in the group and giving me the confidence to believe that I have the potential to grow and get better. I look forward to coming to class/practice every Saturday and feel energized for the rest of the day! I can't imagine learning improv from anyone other than you, well, I can, but I don't want to. You're the best!"

- Elizabeth G.

"I've seen most of the Improvisors performances and this one, even with some of your roster missing, was an absolute riot.
I cried three times laughing so hard.
Joe doing painful gas at a party, was about the funniest pantomime I've seen. Great, great faces. He still kept it clean but it was hilarious from the moment he walked on stage.
Also loved the rap skit especially, as with Amy, when someone left the stage for flubbing their rhyme.
Another highlight featured Sean and Aaron in a skit with lines in a basket. You were "boxers in the jungle." Complete nonsense, but inspired and brilliant in execution.
I wish you guys would tape them and have it online. I'd watch again and again.
All in The Improvisors have such talent."

- Joe F.

"Since I moved to Phoenix, I've performed at a variety of shows in the valley and have been fortunate enough to open professionally. I felt "stuck" though in stand up. Not only that, but I felt like I didn't "fit in" the local scene. Recently, I began taking improv classes again. I love improv. There are no limits. I can be any character I desire. In improv, the players on stage support each other. It is very different than stand up comedy, which is essentially a self-focused craft.

Improv has brought me more joy than stand up ever has. I find it to be much more organic. The audience is much more engaged. They get to have fun! In turn, I have more fun on stage. My humor is very “quirky” and “off-the-wall.” I am funniest when I perform with others. My strengths as a performer are best suited for an ensemble. That isn’t to say that I “hate” stand up comedy or that I’m “quitting.” I still enjoy writing jokes. Frankly, as I focus my efforts more on improv, I imagine that my stand up act will evolve in ways I can’t even anticipate."

- Chelsea G.
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By: Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Club