Just a quick little note

This is still kind of unofficial, but here you go anyway.

I am working for Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz on 96.5 the buzz.

I have been on-air a few times this week, but mainly I am Afentra's and Jeriney's Bitch.

I am helping them produce the show, while also learning how to produce the show.

This doesn't have much to do with improv, but improv definitely helped me get the job...so thanks improv.

Listen in won't you:

6-10am 96.5 the buzz...also streaming online. Yah, I said streaming, and it made me giggle...what of it?



It has been very hectic lately. I have not had time to sit at my computer for more than 10 minutes and update my blog.

Things are starting to get back to normal though.

I need to talk about last Tuesday because I made such a big deal about it.

First I want to say that I love the communication in IA, we are able to vent our frustrations without worrying about hurting our directors feelings. However, we also need a solid director. Someone who can lead 110% with every one's trust. Unfortunately, there is not complete trust in our group right now. So, we had a sit down.

People were able to get some things off of their chest and the directors got to listen to what the group wanted to accomplish in a year's time.

Sadly, the meeting was over to quickly, we didn't get to finish everything we wanted to, but hey, we are passionate about this stuff, so one thing at a time. We did figure some things out as a group, and what would work best for us in the next year.

This Tuesday, we are going to finish off some of the topics and move on to the next Improv Festival. Hopefully, we can get everything discussed before time runs out, but most likely, this will take more than one meeting.


IA Show on Saturday

It is kind of hard to talk about this show. There was good improv in the show, but as a group, we lacked confidence. Sadly, it stems from some frustrations with the format and what IA has been doing as a group as of late.

Luckily, we are having a meeting on Tuesday to talk about the direction of the group. We had a meeting like this last year and it was very helpful. We had a clear goal and a clear direction and we knew how we were going to get there.

It is definitely time for another one of those meetings. I can tell that the players are ready to say their piece about where we have come from, where we are, and where they all think we should be heading.

Communication is key in any team oriented situation. If we can't communicate with each other then we are not going to succeed as well as we know we can.

We'll see how it goes...


I know what I want for Christmas!


IA show

We had a private gig at a church last night. I think I might have said something to this effect. "When we are forced to play clean, we play very intelligent, and focus on relationships better." Something like that anyway. The show was great, the audience was great, and I had fun. (I know, this has been my response a lot lately, but I am having a hell of a time on stage lately)

It was a singles group meeting at a church in southern overland park. Yah, single religious people, but man, they were more responsive then some of those drunks we have to deal with, and of course they gave better suggestions. All around, a solid show by all involved.

I met with a small business adviser today about the possibility of opening an improv theater and bar. He was very excited with everything I had to offer and gave me a lot of great advice and research techniques to help us with our business plan. Joe and I are taking it very slow, in fact, we are only seeing if this is financially feasible, before taking the big plunge.


Roving Imp Saturday

John and I had our 3rd Dictionary Soup show. I think we are really starting to find a rhythm with the show and with each other. It was a very fun show and it was over before I knew it started. John is so easy to play off of and he is fantastic at finding games within games within even more games. It is just plain fun to play with him, enough said.

Later that night Hype 7 invited me to be their monologist for an Armando, which I believe they were playing for the first time, in their show.

It was the first time I have ever been a monologist for an Armando, and I think I did well. I talked 3 times and each little story was true. It seemed to be great material, because the Hype 7ers came out and played the hell out of it. They looked like they had just as much fun as Tantrum did in their festival version of the Armando. They had some hilarious ideas and they edited very aggressively. Overall, a great evening of improv.


My wife and I finally had the "should we have kids?" talk.
We both agreed on toilet discipline.


Chicago Recap

My wife and I went as tourists this time around. We got to see some beautiful parts of downtown Chicago. It really was a great trip and neither of us were ready to come home.

While there we got to see The Second City main stage show "No Country For Old White Men." As an improviser, it was very hard to watch this show and not want to jump up and join in on the fun. The players looked like they were having a blast on stage. I feel like I have been saying that a lot lately. But I really am seeing a lot of fun being had on stage. Maybe that is what I am craving to do more.

IA had a private gig tonight at the Argosy casino for about 100 people or so. I had fun on stage, that's for sure. We did strictly short form improv. It has been awhile since I have done any short form, but it came back to me very quickly. Again, I had fun on stage...so to me, it was a great show.


I'm Going to Chicago

My wife and I are taking a vacation to Chicago. I will tell you all about it when I get back.