It has been more years than I care to admit since I have been on stage and improvised. But I continue to reap the benefits of taking a year’s worth of improv classes shortly after graduating college. And while I don’t earn a living getting up on stage and entertaining others, I do apply the principals of improv in my daily life.
That is why, on Thanksgiving Day 2012, I am thankful for the lessons and fun that improv has given me. I am also grateful for the improvisors who continue to perfect their craft and entertain us…on television, in theaters and at the office. These improvisors remind us and are examples of how taking risks can be healthy and rewarding.
I recently stumbled across a video that brought me back to my improv days and explores the subculture of improv. You might recognize some familiar faces in this one.
Have a great Thanksgiving! What are you grateful for this year?