December 8, 2015

EP. 216.5 — Ask the UCB: Rules vs. No Rules w/ Ian Roberts (Pt. 1)

Recorded LIVE at UCB Sunset’s Inner Sanctum, Ian Roberts, co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, hosted a lecture on the topic of “rules” vs. “no rules” in improv comedy. It’s Ian’s position that rules are necessary for teaching, learning, and practicing improv and any other discipline. Listen as Ian presents his argument and engages with the audience. For more info, consult the UCB Comedy Improv Manual and stay tuned for part two!

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