I say that a lot. I say that while explaining to people why I love teaching 201 classes. I say it when I talk about Harolds. I say it when I note teams.
But I always feel weird saying it. Even as a lover and player of game, when I hear someone talk about game-focused scenes or harolds, I picture improv that’s super heady or really structured or maybe slick and empty.
When I picture the word “game” in an improv context, the visual I get doesn’t remind me of tag or musical chairs or kickball or twister. The visual I get is chess. Or, like, Risk. (Which are fun! But also hard.)
I don’t think I’m the only one, cause I think that’s why we say things like “just have fun, don’t worry about the game” or “play from the gut, don’t think about game.” Like on some level we’ll all shamefully admit that game isn’t always fun and can be hard.
Why would I love that? Why would I have such a cold lover?
Why would I be so bummed when teams depart from the first game they were playing? As long as it’s fun, who cares crankypants?
I’d try to add to it, but I can’t.
…you deserve whatever comes to you.
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Just a thought.
Yeah maybe. But maybe you just care a lot about how you experience said media, or media in general. And that’s okay too. Maybe you caring so much about it is one of the reasons you’ve found yourself pursuing it (this is hypothetical, of course) as a career, as somebody who makes media. And maybe, when you find yourself making media (either for job or fun), you spend a lot of time thinking about how somebody will experience it. Maybe you want people to first experience your product as a modified version of itself, a slice of the whole, changed from video audio to a series of images with subtitles. Maybe you didn’t.
But then again, maybe you’re a giant baby wearing adult clothes.
This blog is geared towards disseminating information about The Chris Gethard Show and the world related to it. Fans of TCGS, please pardon me as I post something that’s more geared towards the NY comedy community in particular.
I haven’t been around the UCB Theater much in the past few months. I’ve largely gone on hiatus from improvising as I face burn out in a number of other projects and areas of life. That being said, I’ve been performing at the UCB Theater since I was 19 years old and consider it my home away from home. The UCB community is one I believe in strongly - so strongly, in fact, that I have opted continuously to stay in New York and take my chances on this coast rather then head to Los Angeles where I’m pretty confident I could clean up as a character actor who gets all the weird Clint Howard roles.
Recently, a controversy has brewed online coming from the stand up community. It largely revolves around this - shows an audience is charged for do not result in the performers being paid at the UCB Theater. Because I haven’t been around the theater much, I hadn’t really heard about all this online chatter. Last night, I read up on all of it. My opinions are below: