“You just gotta trust that someone’ll be there to support you.”
That’s an incredible thing my buddy Eric said to a dude who went on stage to improvise for the first time last night at the renewed bi-monthly comedy variety night; Comedy Night at Musideum.
The other improvisers off-stage encouraged the new dude to get up and play a scene and despite his reticence, they eventually just literally threw him up there, no mercy. I was glad to be the person who got to play the scene. I had no idea he’d never done it before, and to be quite honest, he reacted precisely the way I think any man would to my chasing him around with a mimed whip and hot oil like some crazed dominatrix, demanding he recite his multiplication table would’ve acted; fearfully. In fact he cowered under a chair. That’s commitment.
Way to go Zach!
Also, maybe my Mom was right. Maybe I should have been a teacher.