Got Your Back podcast recently put on a live show where 3 of the great minds from the Austin improv community came to speak at length on topics of their choosing.
This first show featured the following speeches:
– “You Suck Forever: Thoughts on Improv Nihilism” by Bryan Lubu Roberts
– “Finding, Feeding, and Chasing Inspiration” by Roy Janik
– and “Who Arted?” by John Ratliff
Each of the speeches I personally found to be inspiring in their own unique way, and I really can’t thank the speakers enough for taking the time to create such thoughtful content.
The night was rounded out with a couple of original songs played live by Justin Soileau.
Please enjoy this audio from the show that you can either download here, find on itunes, or stream the episode below.
Also consider coming out to the next Comedy Nerd-Out on the first Sunday of the month at 7pm at ColdTowne Theater.
Kareem is a co-owner of the Hideout Theater in Austin, TX where he also teaches and performs regularly in a number of shows including the Big Bash on Friday evenings as well as with his long running and world touring group of 9 years, Parallelogramophonograph.
Kareem was kind enough to stop by the studio and spend some time talking with KC and myself about a number of topics ranging from the nitty gritty of his approach to narrative improv to the parallels between improv and the way of the samurai.
Process vs. Product
Also in this episode we continue our conversation from the previous episode regarding process vs. product in improv. Again, Kareem had a tremendous amount of thoughtful insight to offer on the subject, and ultimately left me questioning where the boundaries of each are.
In the final part of this episode we do our best to help out the community at large and “let go” of some characters we feel may be showing up too frequently in recent improv scenes.
Kareem can be seen performing weekly with his group P-graph on Fridays at 10pm at The Hideout Theatre.
Featured song in this episode Joshua Tree by local artist and recent ColdTowne graduate, Leah Nobel. Visit her website and follow her on facebook.