Rules are meant to guide one through a specific field. This also applies to the improvisation comedy stage. Comedians have to follow the guidelines so as to become the best at what they do. Rules complement one’s talent. Ask any experienced comedian in the industry and they will tell you that following rules is essential. The rules include:
Agree With Your Partners Ideas
To be successful and be relevant in this artistic industry, teach yourself how to say yes when dealing with other comedians. For example, if a comedian improvises and points an object at you threatening to be a weapon, the best response is to agree to his/her command and try to add something funny to entertain the audience. It’s not necessarily yes or no question and therefore you should answer wisely so as to make the improvised scene interesting.
Add Something On Top Of Your Response
This is the point where creativity and talent chip in. This is meant to lengthen the improvisational comedy act and make it laughable. After your partner in the comedy introduces a scene and requires a response from you, ensure you add something good that will catch the audience’s attention. This will positively contribute to your career.
Minimize Your Questions
Remember that you are the professional in the field and not your audience. If you always have this in mind while on stage, you will always minimize the number of questions posed to the audience during your presentation. Let your exhibition be filled with statements and funny ones.
Avoid Any Kind of Mistakes
This is an unscripted performance and therefore, chances of making errors while on stage are high. Anyone can make mistakes but to be the best in the industry you have to be cautious and make zero mistakes. If you make continuous mistakes, you will lose your audience’s attention.
Make an Interesting Scene
While on stage, come up with an interesting scene or story for the improvisation. If the scene is interesting, the fun part of it will definitely come. Do not go on stage with the intention of being funny but have something interesting and it will eventually crack the audience.