Just The Funny Presents interviews and discussions with improvisers and comedians. Recorded at Just The Funny Theatre in Miami, FL, we invite improvisers and comedians to discuss their craft, their career, and their future and share with us their points of view and histories in the world of improv.
Pam Victor in Miami 201512/02/2016 Duration: 17min
Pam Victor (pamvictor.com) is the co-author of Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book, instructor of Zen of Improv, and host of Geeking Out With. She discusses the impending release of her book and how she came to work with TJ and Dave, incorporating zen and mindfulness into improv, and meeting and interviewing her improv idols.
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto at Miami iO Intensive 201501/02/2016 Duration: 22min
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto were the instructors for the the 2015 Miami iO Intensive. Tara and Rance discuss touring their musical improv duo, Here, around the world, teaching an intensive, incorporating shortform into longform play, everything as a Harold, the Chicago improv scene, and the future of improv as an artform.
Brian Palermo and Ted Michaels (The Groundlings) at Miami Improv Festival 201517/01/2016 Duration: 16min
Brian Palermo and Ted Michaels from The Groundlings in Los Angeles talk about their history at the Miami Improv Festival, the origins and working of The Groundlings' signature Crazy Uncle Joe Show, building character from improv, and The Groundlings as a training ground for comedic actors.
Jack Reda (DCUP) at Miami Improv Festival 201512/01/2016 Duration: 22min
Jack Reda from DCUP (District of Columbia Unscripted Players) came to the 2015 Miami Improv Festival after several years on hiatus. Jack discusses the origins and early history of DCUP, how they push the boundaries of improv using puppetry, his movie Yes And, and his book on shortform improv.
Susan Messing and Joe Bill at Miami Improv Festival 201503/01/2016 Duration: 22min
Susan Messing and Joe Bill, two legendary Chicago improvisers, join us after performing in Messing with a Friend. Susan and Joe discuss how they play together, having fun while improvising and avoiding judgement, building positivity and group mind, and building and embodying character.