Improv FTW

I found Heather and Miles after looking at some Upright Citizens Brigade videos and clearly they are an amazing improv team.

Rule 1 of improv is to agree with your partner and build off of their premise. AKA “Yes, and…” BUT, all rules are made to be broken.

I like the perfume sample scene above because it shows that once people reach a certain level, they can work outside the rules.

Even though I love Portlandia and SNL and Key and Peele, they aren’t improv shows.  If something great happens during filming, they might keep or add it, but everything is scripted to start.  So, I guess I will just keep watching clips of random improv teams and Whose Line is it Anyway on youtube:

Sail Away With The Glazer Siblings (and Enya!)

Gah! I don’t know why I get sucked into those Shit Blah-People Say videos but I do.  I saw the Shit New Yorkers Say one:

 

And the girl looked very familiar.  It turns out it’s Ilana Glazer! From the webseries Broad City! Broad City is coming FX sometime soon.

From Black Book Mag:

Jacobson and Glazer are slated to write and star in the half-hour comedy, which will center around a pair of twentysomething best friends making their way in New York City. The two are alumnae of the venerable Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, co-founded by Poehler. Poehler (among other famous comedic faces) popped up in the web show’s epic season finale a few months ago.

 

Eliot Glazer also has a webseries. It’s called It Gets Betterish:

 

That song Brent is singing is one of Enya’s greatest hits 🙂

Also, it features prominently in the climax of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Also, (full disclosure) I have this CD.

SNL cast/writers guest star in “I Want to Have Your Baby”

I read The Hairpin and The Awl and am now adding SideSpliter to the list.

Splitsider is a website about comedy and the people who create it. It covers movies, TV shows, web videos, books and any other format that exists to make you laugh.

I came across this article today “This Week’s Web Series You Need To Watch: I Wanna Have Your Baby.”  The author, Luke Kelly-Clyne, describes the wed-series as:

Written, created by, and starring SNL writer Christine Nangle alongside a host of other SNL/UCB talent including Vanessa Bayer, Gavin Spieller, Will Hines, and Taran Killam, I Wanna Have Your Baby follows Dolores Santangeli (Nangle) on her escapades as a surrogate mother for hire.

There are six videos so far. Here is the first:

Corrine and Jerry – I Want to Have Your Baby

 

Also, yes, that is Mike O’Brien (an SNL writer) of Seven Minutes in Heaven fame as the doctor and, yes, Broadway Video is Lorne Michaels’ production company of Portlandia, Baby Mama, and Incredibad.