The movie DON'T THINK TWICE is about an improv troupe. I have never seen much charm in improv, (give me a script) but I am sure it's a way for up and coming comedians to hone their skills. However, because they used the same prompt every night to get going ("anyone out there have a bad day?") I could see they were fooling themselves to some extent to think their material would be original each night. I mean the types of answers they'd get would probably be fairly similar. (Lost my job, lost my girlfriend, car broke down).
I have never been to an improv club though so maybe I am wrong. Anyone know much about improv? Anyone enjoy it more than standup comedy. Or scripted skits like on SNL.
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Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.