When I think of improv I am not stricken by a thought or feeling. However, thinking of improv and The Second City together, now that stirs some good vibes. I remember John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, and the fun they gave me.
When the Who Prov started, I first questioned "what is this?" After I took a few photos I stopped to watch, and listen to what was going on. Then it all clicked. Just like a light switch turning on the lights.
When I watched the actors in Who Prov, their style, charisma, the need to express, it brought up fond memories of each of the great actors I mentioned above. These 10 Who Prov actors, brought to me the life of those at The Second City before them. A tough act to follow, one that you do not treat lightly, one you treat with respect, and one that these fab 10 did very well to uphold. Let me introduce them to you, in no particular order other than how I photographed them . . .
Okay, I took that from the Twilight Zone Introduction, and substituted Who Prov at the end. My doing, though I thought it appropriate given the layering of another Sci-Fi with Doctor Who. At least in this improv, there were many d(D)octors in the house, furry bears, light sabers, . . .
Here are the photos from this evening . . . enjoy!!!!
I will no longer draw a blank when I hear the word improv . . . I will think of Who Prov, and those before them. Check it out.
Oh, one other note. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Doctor Who character, monster, whatever. I think they would like that.
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