BY JAN LEFRANCOIS-GIJZEN
Does an improv scene have to be funny? Does it have to make people laugh?
The harder I try to be funny, the less likely I am to make somebody laugh. Maybe I’m not a very funny person, I don’t know. For the most part, I’ve learned to stop trying to make people laugh while I improvise.
My goal, instead, is to provide the audience a unique experience.
I have no idea how to do that, either.
My only recommendations are to stop caring about making people this:
And don’t be afraid of making them this:
Don’t panic if neither happens.
It’s just improv.