Category Archives: Behind the 8 Ball

Happy Thanksgiving NEW Holiday Sketch & More!

THANK YOU ALL, our talented artist, students and fans, all of whom we consider family. Check out his new sketch written, performed and edited by Samuel Van Wyk. Keep the laughter going!!!!! Sam’s Upcoming Online Classes Wednesdays 8pm 201 Advanced Improv … Continue reading

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Emotional Zoom Classroom or Meeting

Emotional Zoom Classroom or Meeting From the book IMPROV on ZOOM by WALT FRASIER available FREE via KindleUnlimited. Emotional Zoom Classroom or Meeting This game is a twist on the classic, Hitchhiking Emotions. I changed this game to Emotional Carpool, … Continue reading

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Improv 4 Entrepreneurs, Negotiating, Business

Research at MIT and Harvard Business School demontrates Improvisation as a useful tool in business. I stumbled upon some interesting research linking Improv training to numerous business skills. We have been focused on team building, but for years I have … Continue reading

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Educators! Improv in Classroom Great 4 Students & Teachers

Educators! Improv in Classroom Great 4 Students & Teachers By Walt Frasier, Artistic Director of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH and co-founder of IMPROV 4 KIDS Humor and creativity work in similar ways. By creating relationships between two disconnected items, you … Continue reading

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Corporate Improv Training: Remote Operations Team Building 4 New Times

by Samuel Van Wyk and Walt Frasier In a time when most companies are working remotely, getting your employees to work as a strong team is more important than ever.   Research has shown that improv can be a fun … Continue reading

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8pm Thursday LIVE online Improv Comedy Show available worldwide! #FREE #IMPROV #COMEDY

ONLINE COMEDY SHOWS Thursday 8pm, Sunday 3pm CLICK HERE to register for FREE OR donate $5 to help us continue paying these artists for there work. Become a Patreon and get FREE stuff (shows, classes and more) CLICK HERE to help us … Continue reading

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ONLINE IMPROV GAMES – How to play Objections online

We have been running shows and classes online now for four weeks. It’s been great just to get together and share some laughs but it has been challenging adopting games to the ZOOM platform. Our classes started off doing stand-up … Continue reading

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Einfuhlung – Asia Kate Dillon neck tattoo inspires study in Empathy

Stay with me for a second… In a recent Q&A, while I was babbling after an Improv field trip show for K12 students, Ivana Mendez jokingly said, “Uh oh, Walter’s having another coming to Jesus moment.” That side bar has … Continue reading

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Ivana Mendez in Start-Up with Marty Freeman and LIVE from Times Square

Stop by as Ivana leads her favorite Improv Games THIS SATURDAY February 16, 2019 at our weekly Morning Jam. Coffee & Donuts Served! Have you seen Ivana Mendez in Start-Up with Marty Freeman? Check out the show on Crackle, where … Continue reading

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Advanced Comedy Teens meet Method Acting

Advanced Comedy Teens meet Method Acting? Most stand-up comics in the world do not know acting technique.  They do know their world. They learn to observe their world and tells about, what’s wrong with it, how perhaps we can fix … Continue reading

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