James and Krisha Newport of the Gatlinburg Improv Fest and Laurence Evans of the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre were my guests on the East Tennessee Report that airs this morning. You can listen to a podcast of the show by clicking on the play button below.
In addition to the who/what/when and where of the festival, we talked about the rules of improv and how they can be applied to everyday life. Parts of our conversation were inspired by the books “Truth in Comedy” and “Improv to Improve Your Business,” which includes the Ten Commandments of Improv.
The Gatlinburg Improv Festival runs Thursday through Saturday. I will be there to perform with Einstein Simplified on Friday, February 24 at 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. I am especially excited about performing in my first “improv jam” with members of the other groups attending the festival.
In other improv developments, both Einstein Simplified and our “home field,” Side Splitters Comedy Club, have been nominated for a 2012 Inny Award from the Improvisation News. Einstein Simplified is in category #4, short-form improv. Side Splitters is in category #14, best venue.