Category Archives: Exercise

Double Opener

By | March 21, 2019

This is an extreme listening exercise. The two players are expected to speak and the same time and literally talk over each other. While talking over is a habit to be avoided in improv comedy it is encouraged in this exercise. The simplest form Double Opening the two players will simultaneously yell out nouns at each other. It is very challenging to hear what the other player has said.

Banana Banana

By | March 21, 2019

This is an extreme listening exercise. The two players run around yelling “banana banana” as fast as they can. It is rumoured that this effort may help clear the mind and prevent players from “planning ahead.” When the leader calls stop the two players are expected to speak and the same time. They literally talk over each other. While talking over is a habit to be avoided in improv comedy it is encouraged in this exercise. The two players will simultaneously yell out nouns at each other.

Fingertips

By | March 21, 2019

The players line up the digits of their fingers and touch their fingertips together. One of the players will close their eyes and be guided by the player with their eyes open. The challenge is to carefully move around the room communicating with only the fingertips. No words should be spoken. The players need to explore how to change direction, move backwards and move forwards.