September 5, 2019

Before I begin, let me clarify the financial relationships between the Comedy Providers and the night-clubs where we do our shows who, for the sake of this blog, I’ll call our Host Partners. 

For the majority of venues where I’ve produced the Comedy Providers keep the t...

August 30, 2019

There was an improv website, years ago, that had a motto similar to this.  For them, it was about marketing your skills... getting out there and showcasing your talent.  For me it put into concise words something I have been trying to teach my actors for years....

July 8, 2019

My partner in all things, Carol Lempert & I recently spent 3 days without screens of ANY kind, so...

  • No cel phones

  • No computers

  • No TV or movies

  • No e-mail

  • And especially… No social media. 

I came to a surprising conclusion. Social media has a po...

May 28, 2019

The word INSPIRE means "to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative."  It also means, "to breathe in (air); to inhale."  Breathing & inspiration are connected by more than just...

May 9, 2019

I teach improvisers that we need to tell small, important and meaningful stories. 

I've been teaching improv for a number of decades now and I've seen more than my fair share of bombs being diffused and out of control airliners being landed. I don’t remember a single in...

April 16, 2019

The Notre Dame Cathedral fire isn’t the end of a piece of history. It’s history continuing on its way.

One of my mentors, Peter McKinnon, told us that the history of great architecture closely follows the history of great fires. Churches and theatres start their inevi...

March 14, 2019

we do exercises and games to heighten our observation skills, to be right here; right now.  It's also known as “mindfullness.”

March 10, 2019

The survey results are in! 

The question;

“What’s the best night of the week to hold an improv for business workshop?”

The winner is… Thursday by a narrow margin over Wednesday.

Thanks for playing!  

Scotty

Sit right back & you'll hear a tale...

Isaac Rodriguez and I were having a conversation over lunch after our most recent Improv For Business workshop. A little background information... In our workshop I teach the improv and, as a world-class business consulta...

February 15, 2019

This tip is from Michael J. Gellman.  Michael is my improv mentor.  I could fill 1000 blogs with how much I owe Mr. Gellman.

Every offer is owed an emotional reaction. Then you can choose to respond physically or verbally...  Or something like that.  Look, it...

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