Just The Funny Presents
Just The Funny Presents features interviews and discussions with improvisers and comedians. Recorded at Just The Funny Theater & Training Center 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.
Host: Kasey Soska
Engineer: Tom Neile
Producer: David Christopher
Pam Victor in Miami 2015
Pam Victor (pamvictor.com) is the co-author of Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & 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 & Dave, incorporating zen and mindfulness into improv, and meeting and interviewing her improv idols.
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto at the iO Intensive in Miami
Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto came down to Miami in March 2015 from Chicago to teach a week-long Harold intensive in the iO style at the iO Intensive in Miami. They talk about touring their show, Here, around the world, teaching an intensive workshop, incorporating shortform into longform play, everything as a Harold, the evolution of the Chicago improv scene, structuring your week as an improviser, and the future of improv as an artform.
Brian Palermo and Ted Michaels (The Groundlings) at The 2015 Miami Improv Festival
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 at The 2015 Miami Improv Festival
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 The 2015 Miami Improv Festival
Susan Messing and Joe Bill, two legendary Chicago improvisers, join us after performing in Messing with a Friend at The 2015 Miami Improv Festival. 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.