December 15, 2015

EP. 217.5 — Ask the UCB: Rules vs. No Rules w/ Ian Roberts (Pt. 2)

Recorded LIVE at UCB Sunset’s Inner Sanctum, Ian Roberts, co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, continues with a lecture on the topic of “rules” vs. “no rules” in improv comedy. Ian speaks on improvising with different forms, the rules Del Close used to develop The Movie form, how certain rules of improv are applicable to sketch comedy, and much more. For more info, consult the UCB Comedy Improv Manual and check out part 1 of Ian’s lecture here:

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