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Improv and Podcasting

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“The Nice Guys” are 4 Toronto Improvisers, comedians, and graduates of the Second City Conservatory program. They have decades of improv comedy and podcasting experience between them. In 2013, they started a improv-based podcast where they recreate classic movies to the best of their (terrible) memories. They’ve built their format through podcasting, and grown it to a live show that they’ve taken on the road from Ottawa to New York City. They want to share their experience and show how improvisation fundamentals can help improve podcast dialogue, and keep things interesting. Their session is focused on dialogue and how to efficiently and effectively bounce conversation off your co-hosts to maximize hilarity! This applies to any podcast, comedy or otherwise, and just all conversations in general.

Key Take Aways

  • Fundamentals of improv. "Yes And"
  • Riffing bits. Heightening and escalation of ideas.
  • Blocking is Bad
  • Pimping
  • Turning an interesting premise into a funny discussion

Q: I’ll be coming to PodCamp Toronto by car, is there parking?

Parking is not provided on-site, though there are several paid lots and some street parking available in the immediate area. Heated underground parking is available directly across Gould Street underneath the Metro grocery store. To access it, come north from Dundas up Dalhousie Street (one way) and the entrance to the garage will be on your right just before you get to Gould.

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