A wonderful conversation with Jason Mantzoukas about improv

Improv doesn't have to be funny, but it is a lot easier to watch when it is. This conversation with Jason Mantzoukas, who portrayed Tik Tok in the John Wick series and Rafi in the phenomenal The League, sheds a lot of light on the arcane art. Read the rest

Uh oh. Jennifer Lawrence takes over plane speaker to drum up Super Bowl cheer and nobody is impressed

In what looks like an impulsive move, actress Jennifer Lawrence thought it was okay on Sunday while on a Delta flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles to take charge of the plane's loudspeaker and cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles.

After announcing that no, this isn't the pilot, it's Jennifer Lawrence, she tries to get everyone to chant "Fly, Eagles, Fly? Fly, Eagles, fly! Fly, Eagles, fly!” but nobody (except a few passengers in the back) looks the least bit interested. Finally a flustered-looking flight attendant comes out saying "Ma'am!" before the video turns off. Read the rest

SF Bay Area: Jane Morris' one person show workshop, September 13th @ the SF Improv Festival

If you've ever wanted to put on a one person show, and you're in or around San Francisco next weekend, Jane Morris' workshop is the one for you! Aside from being talented, intelligent, and one of the most delightful people to work with that you'll ever meet, she also helps folks put up amazing shows! Read the rest