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The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy improvisation manual / written by: Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh; edited by Joe Wengert; illustrations by David Kantrowitz.
Besser, Matt, 1967- author.
Roberts, Ian, 1965 July 29- author.
Walsh, Matt, 1964- author.
Wengert, Joe, editor.
Kantrowitz, David, 1986- illustrator.
Upright Citizens Brigade (Comedy troupe),
Variant title:
Comedy improvisation manual
First edition.
New York, NY : Comedy Council of Nicea, LLC, 2013.
384 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long-form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two-person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long-form structures, such as "The Harold" and "The Movie". A practical "how-to" book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level.
Formatted contents note
The beginning of the scene. What is a base reality? ; How to create a base reality
The Game of the scene. What is a Game ; Finding Game ; Playing Game ; Using character to play Game ; Using support moves to play Game as a group ; Helpful hints & hazards
Longform structures. Starting from an audience suggestion ; Openings ; The Harold ; Other longforms ; Rehearsal & performance.

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