Improve Games: Improv Exercises

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We need to pick 6 options from the Improv Games list provided.  We already studied three types and here are some professional improv skits that follow these three themes.  Beware, it took awhile to find kid-friendly skits.

Infomercials

Characteristics

* Product

– Funny name

– Multiple uses

– What would you expect to pay

* Host

– Silly demos

– Build up

– Call to action

* Customers

– Clueless

– Variety of dumb situations


Game/Quiz Shows

Characteristics

* Cheezy Host with cheezy name

– Smooth

– Intro each contestant

– Bad puns

– Devices (spin wheel, pick door, roll dice, etc)

* Contestants

– Diverse

– Over the top emotional

– Diverse

– Risk all for more or sit

 


Superheros

For our last three Improv Games, let’s pick some more pure Improv exercises for fun.  Here are the best options for us to choose among based upon our practices so far:

Characteristics

* Superhero

– Sidekick

– Superpower and backstory how s/he got it

– Coolness, hipness, deep voice

– Silly Costume (underwear outside, cape, big boots, etc)

– Tagline / Jingle

* Supervillian

– Usually deformed mentally, physically, etc.

– Superpower and backstory (revenge, money, world conquest, etc)

– Henchman

– Evil lair

– Monologue and tells whole plan just before being defeated

 

Dubbing ( replaced by Newscast )


 

Freeze Tag ( replaced by Dating Game )


 

Sound Effects ( replaced by Award Show )


 

Story Telling, One Word at a Time ( Simple Improv exercise, not for Tournament )


 

BTW, here are other good Improv exercises we should try out if we have the time:

– Quick Change ( Simple Improv exercise )

– 2 Line Vocabulary Story ( Simple Improv exercise )


 

 

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