Improv 301 3.0 Week 3: Taking A Shit On Stage
2016-07-28, 2:36 p.m.
Previous week here. Administrative note: I'm trying to get all these entries up months late and frankly, I don't remember all the details from the sketchy notes, so I'm probably leaving most of this in here without uh, any explanation.
5 things game
Someone does a monologue and you write down a 2 word pitch
Monologues and then a group scene
Monologue about being halfassed with unloading Lego boxes. Led to group scene about halfassed driving. I mentioned my recently burned out headlight. Come up with idea so clear strangers could figure it out.
Monologue about celebrity fuck list turned into a scene with a sorority serial killer chat turns into murder. Did not like this or get it.
Dog story. Dog had infected cut ears. “AS she got bigger, the poop got bigger.” And she destroyed stuff. Dogs fucking stuff up.
Peeing in the opposite gender bathroom
Furniture broke on stage during play
Group scenes are the most significant part of this class, good group scene will change the tide of a show that isn’t going so well. Resets everything.
At Improv Jam, I played a kid who dies in Oregon Trail.
We also had a very odd moment because one fellow started doing the Key and Peele “A-aron” teacher skit pretty much verbatim, and then later he played a former cop now working at Chipotle who tasered people, and I was thinking, haven’t I seen this before? After that scene he was all, “We won Cage Match tonight and now I’m brain dead.” Well, perhaps, but I can definitely say that got brought up in class the next week.
I also heard one of the world’s best stories after Jam. There is one girl here who has SPECTACULARLY CRAZY dating stories, and I actually got to kind of see one. She came in saying she’d been on a bad date and called another improviser to come rescue her. I gather she’d actually brought said date over here earlier at some point and he’d met the improviser. And the improviser...basically came in and propositioned a threesome. So after that ended, they came back here and were telling the story outside...AND THEN SHE REALIZED THE DUDE WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR RIGHT OUTSIDE WITH THE WINDOW OPEN, PRESUMABLY HEARING ALL OF THIS.
I seriously never saw anything like this happen outside of a movie in my LIFE. Wowza.