Tag Archives: improv

Podprov

Aaron Littleton had the idea to start an Einstein Simplified podcast. The first episode was posted online this week. You can find it on the troupe’s website or on iTunes. The inaugural episode is marked “explicit” because there is some salty … Continue reading

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The Candiru Spirit

It’s hard to disagree with Jacqueline R. Harper’s review of Fish Bait on Amazon.com: Slow moving, hardly a glance at the monster in the title, bad acting, and just bored in general. Seemed like it just kept going on and on and … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Highland

Despite the topic and location, I felt extremely alive last night. I was in my element: in front of a crowd; at a funeral home; talking about forensics with Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Jefferson and Bass were the … Continue reading

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The National Fast Time

One of the benefits of a Starbucks account is that you get access to parts of paywalled websites like nytimes.com and wsj.com while you are in the store using Starbucks’ wifi connection. I chose to read a New York Times … Continue reading

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A Fine Line

The joyous news in improv-land is that Whose Line is back. The ready-made hashtag #WhoseLineIsBack appeared on the screen at the start of the premiere episode of the new “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on the CW last night. Other hashtags … Continue reading

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Rally for Laugh

Einstein Simplified has performed at the Downtown Relay for Life each year for several years, usually very late in the evening. This year we got a time slot before midnight, which made it easier for me to participate. I got … Continue reading

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To D.I. For

Destination Imagination brings thousands of people to Knoxville from all over the country. As I was driving along Henley Street on Thursday, I saw dozens of DI participants leaving the Convention Center. I saw dozens more when I walked through the … Continue reading

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Comedy Plus Time

A person from my past showed up at The Well last Tuesday night. Jerrod Cardwell was the writer for the Jeff Wayne & Susan Olsen show at the Comedy World Radio Network thirteen years ago. He introduced himself to me and … Continue reading

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Peep Cheeks

There’s something inherently funny about stuffing Marshmallow Peeps in your mouth. I did it as a radio bit during my on-air audition in Knoxville eleven years ago and again a few times after that. There’s an improv game called Marshmallow … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen…

Nashville Improv Company and Shenanigans taught us something. Both troupes have more than twice as many members as Einstein Simplified. The Nashville group sent only five of their fifteen members to the Gatlinburg Improv Fest. The Lee University group had … Continue reading

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Thrice Is Nice

The red interior of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre gave a weird tint to my pictures of the Gatlinburg Improv Fest. I like them better as black-and-white photos.    Einstein Simplified performed three times during the Fest. We did a 45-minute … Continue reading

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On the Jam

An improv jam session can be intimidating, even for an experienced improviser. After watching an excellent performance by members of the Nashville Improv Company, I felt some butterflies when taking the stage to perform with them last night during the … Continue reading

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Tippecanoe

Improv fans have been rejoicing since Friday when Colin Mochrie tweeted that “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will return to TV. Ten episodes will air this summer on The CW. Colin, Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady will be on the … Continue reading

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Gif Registry

 The full schedule for the second annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest will be announced today. Once again, the Fest will be held at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. There will be three shows on Friday, March 8 and three shows on Saturday, March 9. Showtimes … Continue reading

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