Hal Lublin on December 29th, 2009

Tweet When you start out, improvising is all about rules. Actually, a lot of it is about don’ts: Don’t deny Don’t ask questions Don’t go for the joke Most people are so nervous starting out that you can actually see their brains working, trying to remember all the rules so that they can have a […]

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Hal Lublin on November 9th, 2009

Tweet I’ve been improvising for 15 years now. I love improv; the challenge of creating entertainment from nothing has always attracted me; I get a rush from working without a net like that. I’ve taken classes from a ton of different theaters: Groundlings, Second City, ImprovOlympic and more, but there are two big things I’ve […]

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Hal Lublin on November 3rd, 2009

Tweet One time after performing at the old Second City space on Melrose avenue, I wandered over to the Improv Comedy Club next door as many of us did. I was always on the lookout for famous comedians, since a lot of them would come in to hang out and be famous. This particular night […]

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Hal Lublin on October 22nd, 2009

Tweet For all I know you’re reading this and you’re HILARIOUS, but in my experience, most people who have to tell you how funny they are just aren’t funny. Did George Carlin talk about being funny? No. He told jokes (satirical observations actually, but let’s not split hairs here). For me, build-ups run the risk […]

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