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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: February, 2016
Feb 25, 2016

In Episode 25 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with writer and improviser Charity Miller about the different improv schools she has studied and performed at in Los Angeles. They also talk about how improvisation has influenced Charity's writing technique. 

Feb 18, 2016

In episode 24 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with Los Angeles based improviser Pepper Berry about the assorted tools he picked up from studying and performing at a variety of LA's improv schools and theaters. Then they go to jury duty! (In an improv scene.)

Feb 11, 2016

In episode 23 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with Bob Dassie and Stephnie Weir about two person improvisation. They lay out what a Weirdass structure looks like on stage and discuss the idea of challenging each other and themselves after years of performing together.

Feb 4, 2016

In episode 22 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with Los Angeles improviser Chris McGowan about his thoughts on supporting the ensemble in improvisation. They also talk about the different ways "success" can be interpreted in regards to making a house team and they improvise a scene in the style of Doctor Who!

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