I feel like many books like this have lots of fluff and after, you're like "yea! I read a book!"
The downside to this book, is that it is very boring and presented in a technical way like you are reading a boring college textbook.
Even if you're not a "long-form" improviser, this book is a must read for anyone actively working in an improv group.
Really liked it. Napier's book was, I believe, a response to this. This one is a little softer on the writing.Published 1 month ago by Kira Kearsley
This was required reading for Improv 101 at UCB (I think now they're requiring their manual instead? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jill
I was given this book as a gift to help me get started in improv comedy. Then I was able to use it for stand-up comedy as well. I love it and it is a classic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip Peredo
This book is jam-packed with helpful tips on strengthening your improv game! I will be taking classes at Second City (Chicago) soon, and used this book to help prepare/shape my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brendon
This book literally changed the way I teach theatre. If I could only keep one book it would be this one.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was recommended by my wife's improve teacher as the best book on how to do improve. As she read this book many of the things our instructor taught us in class became... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Mortensen
According to my improv teacher (he's such a prick) this is an imperative read. He's right and I hate to admit it, but it does stress the need to build relationships, forget being... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Wilsey
Fantastic book and I highly recommend it for improvisation techniques. All books should be written by comedians, it is so much more clearer and specific the way they describe... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jytte Galsgaard
If you can't afford I.O use the book and find someone you like to play with. I recommend someone who can be as giving and also a balance of taking when necessary. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sir Roberts