improv

Premieres

Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, and Good Willsmith's New Album Is Pure Bliss

'Exit Future Heart' is a swirling ambient dream born from improvised sessions at Good Willsmith's Chicago home over the course of one night.
Colin Joyce
5.8.18
comedy

Comedians Tell Us the Worst Fails They’ve Seen at Open Mics

"Then she spread her legs and pulled her underwear to the side, showing everyone her vulva. To be honest, that was the best joke of the night."
Graham Isador
5.3.18
Edinburgh

I Saw a Woman Drink Piss at the Edinburgh Fringe and Now I Don't Know What to Think

A rumination on the PROs and CONs of the UK's biggest arts festival.
Rosie Hewitson
8.21.17
LGBTQ

How Trans Improv Performers Are Making Punchlines Less Cis

As the problematic nature of some improv scenes is emphasized, two trans improv performers are teaching fellow players that gender isn't the butt of a joke.
Alice Sanders
2.4.17
Stuff

​How to Make Friends When You’re Young and Broke

It may seem like a herculean task now, but meeting new people only gets harder the older you get.
Justin Caffier
7.30.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Views Line Is It Anyway: Here's an Old Video of a Very Dorky Drake Doing Improv

"3 PM in Drama Class."
Phil Witmer
6.8.16
Stuff

H. Jon Benjamin Voices His Thoughts on Funny Voices in 2015

The voice behind the titular characters on Archer and Bob's Burgers talked to VICE about some of his favorite stuff from 2015, as well as what he thinks the funniest thing he did this year was.
Zach Sokol
12.27.15
Festival

A Look Inside Brooklyn’s First All-Day Alt-Comedy Fest

Speed dating, free pizza, and something called a Fantasy Grandma all made appearances at alternative comedy queen Jo Firestone's Firestone Fest.
Lorelei Ramirez
11.19.15
Stuff

'Three Busy Debras' Is a Play About Psychopaths with an Interest in Incest and Brunch

The irreverent, possibly genius show features necrophilia, the Holocaust, 9/11, Kony 2012, kidnapping, pedophilia, suicide, mariticide, masturbation, infidelity committed with ghosts, and all things Debra.
Jenna Marotta
7.10.15
Stuff

How Improv Made Its Way into Corporate America

While it's hard to imagine a buttoned-up CEO playing classic improv games, improvisational workshops are becoming fashionable in corporate America.
Jacob Harper
5.22.15
Stuff

We Spoke to the Stars of Broad City About Corpsing and Amy Poehler

"We literally crack up writing it."
Hanna Hanra
2.24.15
the hidden language

The Hidden Language of Long-Form Improvisers

We turned to the co-creator of the Upright Citizens Brigade to learn about yes-anding, premise improv, games, and status.
Nat Towsen
11.18.14