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Improv Yak

Improv Yak is an improv podcast hosted by improv teacher and Los Angeles improviser, Carla Cackowski. Each week Carla interviews an improviser about a specific technique that she admires in their performance and at the end of the show, Carla and guest improvise a scene in which Carla attempts to utilize the technique they discussed. Guests range from seasoned improvisers to first year improv students.
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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 26, 2015

In Episode #11 of Improv Yak, Carla sits down with her friend Dwayne Colbert for a conversation about directing improvisers.  They also discuss auditioning for a Nerdist House Team, diversity in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and then Carla goes blue in their improv scene (these things happen sometimes).

Nov 18, 2015

In Episode 10 of Improv Yak, Janet Varney discusses vulnerability in improv and the ins and outs of producing the San Francisco Sketchfest.  

Nov 11, 2015

When Carla was recently in New York City, she sat down to yak with the Artistic Director of Magnet Theater, Megan Gray.  They yak'd about the importance of having fun in improvisation and improvised a scene featuring a couple of film geeks.

Nov 9, 2015

Carla sits down with her buddy Mark Gagliardi to discuss how he applies his training as an actor to improvisation.

Nov 4, 2015

In Episode 7, Carla speaks to LA comedian and actress Amy Phillips about using improv to create characters and generate content for the web.

Nov 2, 2015

Carla discusses specificity in improvisation with improviser and improv teacher, Craig Cackowski.  

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