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101 Improv Games for Children and Adults by Utah Improviser and Quick Wits owner Bob Bedore



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Newspaper Article  
  Started at Fri May 20 09:55:37 2005
The tribune did a feature in "The Mix" today, 05/20/05, all about Improv in Utah. Check it out



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  Reply #1 Posted at Fri May 20 10:48:12 2005
While all the facts aren't 100%, I thought this was a very even handed article. I was thrilled to see 3.2 Improv and long form get mentioned, as well!

Way to go!!

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  Reply #2 Posted at Sun May 22 10:22:25 2005
" All improv training is founded on the "Yes . . . and" theory, which holds that a performer should keep scenes going by staying in character and responding logically to whatever his fellow players say, no matter how strange.
'YES, I know you are really Brad Pitt in disguise. AND that is why I, Jennifer Aniston, am going to scratch your eyes out!' "

now THAT'S good improv.


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #3 Posted at Mon May 23 17:26:03 2005
ah yes... longest running troupes, eh?
hmmm... why do I smell a rat?
funny how Mr. Bedore branched off because of pressure to adapt... seems to me he was involved in some bad business tricks and asked to leave... but as long as he took the troupe with him, there should be no continuity errors, correct... what? He only took Charlie Ellis? And wasn't he a performer! Inspiring piece of PR work, Mr. Bedore. Delightful indeed!

Long live the Garrens: the real original improv troupe.

 
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  Reply #4 Posted at Mon May 23 20:03:07 2005
I understand the concern here that 100% of the truth was not told.

But there were positive things written in the article about all improv troupes. It even mentioned that Utah improv troupes are reluctant to say anything bad about other troupes.

If a newspaper article would have been printed about the comments and so called truths of the matter I think if anything it would chase the audience members away.

The article may not have involved the truth on past matters but the writer wrote what he was told. If anything it's cool that there was an article about it. We used to be a part of City Weekly's best of Utah section. But then it got all dramatic because of some mistakes and extreme drama on the voting ballots. Notice how improv isn't part of it anymore.

In a way its free advertising for all troupes. And all improvisers in Utah seem to know each other and be friendly when they see each other. That is one of the great things about being an improviser here is the versatility of each group, and the friends that we make and have the opportunity to play on stage with.

We need to learn to forgive people for their mistakes. This is a fun business for everyone involved. But why ruin it with hostile feelings and taking sides?

Sorry, I think that it is a shame that we can't all be supportive of each other.
~Erin Anderson



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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #5 Posted at Mon May 23 22:05:31 2005
Gah...

More drama at the theater...

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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #6 Posted at Tue May 24 06:42:41 2005
Seriously get over it.

Move on people.

Nobody cares anymore.

You actually think if the Tribune released a correction article that all the readers would gasp in horror and raise their respective fists in the air at Mr. Bedore for derailing their ideas of improv in Utah.

Uhhhh…probably not.



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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #7 Posted at Tue May 24 10:13:11 2005
In all fairness, Bob pretty much DID create the ideas of improv in Utah. They just happen to differ in creed and content from other teachers. And, *gasp* that doesn't hurt ANYONE ELSE'S improv. Don't like it? Do your own thing.


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #8 Posted at Tue May 24 13:35:11 2005
I hope that was meant to be taken with sarcasm.
Sweet jeebus - what drama in forum!
I'm going to start my own drama:
Hey Jesse!!! You are dumb and a poopface!


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  Reply #9 Posted at Tue May 24 13:46:26 2005
One more thing (I guess I do like drama a little bit):
I think Ron Weasley doesn't understand fact from fiction. I think some people are concerned about the truth of the story - you are right, most idiots who read the Tribune don't give a rat's... but I do know a lot of people, close friends, who would at least like to see facts about their history printed correctly in the newspaper. But again, they like you are probably too busy reading Newsweek, Stephen Glass, Mitch Albom columns and Jayson Blair articles. I choose not to move on.


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Re: Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #10 Posted at Tue May 24 15:21:59 2005

On Tue May 24 13:35:11 2005, jonny rockstar wrote: (read quoted post)
I hope that was meant to be taken with sarcasm.
Sweet jeebus - what drama in forum!
I'm going to start my own drama:
Hey Jesse!!! You are dumb and a poopface!


I am so gonna poop in your mouth next time I see you, Jon.

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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #11 Posted at Wed May 25 00:47:09 2005
You're all stupid.

 
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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #12 Posted at Wed May 25 09:09:02 2005
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I think I know quit a bit of the history of improv in Utah, and I don’t think I confuse fact with fiction, though sometimes it is hard considering all the rumors and shit that people talk behind everyone’s back. Along that note: every improv troupe has their own drama and backstabbing amongst themselves, especially about how they formed. You could probably fill two papers with those types of improv stories, and of course there are always two or three sides to every story depending on who you’re talking with.

I realize that not everything in that article was accurate, but I don’t think the tribune wanted to write an article about the hatred and scandals between improv troupes. Truth be told there are probably a lot of facts that neither you nor I know about what transpired years ago, and as mentioned before, we both have a bias based on the side of the fence that we sit on.

I don’t hold any animosity towards anyone in the impov community; I have just heard the same bitter story so much over the years that it’s getting old. I like to perform and have fun, bickering over the history and who hates who doesn’t change that.



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  Reply #13 Posted at Wed May 25 14:47:59 2005
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"History is written by the winners. Unless the losers get to the reporter first."

I think that it boils down to the fact that many of the facts were so far out of whack. Yes, the Trib even doing the article was a bonus. But the reporter needed to do a bit more research.

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  Reply #14 Posted at Wed May 25 14:54:24 2005
Wow, I really ticked off that Weasley kid. Not only did he swear, he also said something about quitting...
We might as well just bring this argument to the lowest form:
Hey Andrew. You're being dumb.

There... now let the fisticuffs begin!!!


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #15 Posted at Wed May 25 16:50:35 2005
Wow, its nice to see how mature we really are. I dont know what crawled up your butt and died Mr. Rockstar but get it fixed, yes there were some mistakes made in the article, big woop, cry about it, the article didn't talk about alot of troupes, like Off the Cuff in Ceder City, after all the was called improv in Utah, or Off the Wall in Ogden, Hell it didn't even talk about Jester and Joker, but you dont see any of them crying about it.
And who cares who started it, Its Improv, lighten up. Its all about having fun, putting on a good show.


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  Reply #16 Posted at Wed May 25 17:03:08 2005
Last Modified at Wed May 25 17:14:56 2005 by jonny rockstar

Ebby is gay.

I hope something didn't crawl up my butt or I will be super sad!!! Oh No!!!
The last time something like that happened, I got really sick. Why would you wish something like that on a person you don't even know? That is so mean!!! Oh dude!!! Seriously dude!!! Oh freaking "a" dude!!! Now Jesse and this gay Ebby dude are going to beat me up!!!
Oh dude, man, oh dude!!!

I'll have you know Ebby, that because of your hatred - we get it, you're here, you're queer - you have killed countless troops in Iraq.

(Lastly, has Ebby ever heard of a proper sentence? What's happening to our children's education?)


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #17 Posted at Wed May 25 18:20:19 2005
Jon, please change your avatar!!!!

I've gone through three shirts already! It seems my rock hard nipples keep tearing through everytime I look at it!


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #18 Posted at Wed May 25 18:58:55 2005
This would make a hilarious improv scene. happy



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Re: Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #19 Posted at Wed May 25 23:57:05 2005

On Wed May 25 18:58:55 2005, Erin Anderson wrote: (read quoted post)
This would make a hilarious improv scene. happy



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  Reply #20 Posted at Thu May 26 10:00:00 2005
Here's another shot of Ebby for Dave's nipples!!!


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #21 Posted at Thu May 26 11:18:03 2005
What's with the negativity?

And Eb is wicked awesome and stop makin fun of him.



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  Reply #22 Posted at Thu May 26 12:21:35 2005
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"No it wouldn’t.

- Practicing the “Yes and” theory since 1994"




Ben, YOU are wicked awesome. Can I have your baby? (And by "your baby" I of course mean Melissa.)


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Re: Newspaper Article  
  Reply #23 Posted at Thu May 26 13:32:49 2005
Negativity! Shmegmativity!
Look at that Ebby play that ukelele!!!
He makes Dave happy!
How can this be negativity?


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  Reply #24 Posted at Thu May 26 13:45:28 2005
How' bout joo chut jer face, Rockstar!!! Joo are nothing more than a stinky dead cow, man!
I will take that frickin' leetle geetar and break it over that fat old lady's frickin' face!
And joo Eric, I ain't no John, Holmes. I will take jor arms and rip them off your body beating joo without mercy all the while joo are crying, "why am I such a girlconfused" What the huelo do joo care about negativity! What do joo think comedy is? A big frickin' brotherhood where we all cry like little girls because we are all in the same occupation? Joo are so stupid, joo make my brother Carlos look like frickin' Eric Estrada!!! Joo and that fat lady Ebby can get married and have little kids that I can one day beat up!!!


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