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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: March, 2016
Mar 22, 2016

In Episode 28 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with LA based improviser and teacher, Jaime Moyer, about her take on being a female improviser and the importance of making bold initiations. Then Carla and Jaime improvise a scene as two men and Jaime makes Carla laugh so hard she cries.

Mar 9, 2016

In Episode 27 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with her improv buddies Monique Madrid and Corey Rittmaster about performing improv and sketch comedy on cruise ships. They discuss what they did on the ship in between shows, as well as give advice on avoiding the buffet as much as possible.

Mar 4, 2016

In Episode 26 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with improviser Drew Coolidge about his different ways of exploring “theme” in improvisation. They also chat about Drew’s experience on Harold teams at iO West and UCB, as well as a short term correspondence he had early on in his career with improv guru and mentor, Dave Pasquesi.

Drew Coolidge is a member of the iO West Harold team MAX as well as one half of the improv duo Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger. He has performed for the last 13 years and taught improvisation all across the US, from Pennsylvania to Texas, Utah to Alaska. He has hosted videos for New Media Rockstars on YouTube and his writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor and Higgs Weldon.

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