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This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on December 12, 2008.

When I was in Chicago studying and performing improv in the early 90’s, I knew I wanted to come back to Denver and open a sketch comedy/long form improv club. I interviewed people like Joyce Sloane to get advice and input to how to go about such a juncture. I was speaking to Jo Forsberg about creating a directing class for me, so that I could learn how to direct sketch comedy. Jo asked me why and I told her of my goals. She asked...

Make The World A Better Place - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Tue, 05/03/2016

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on December 12, 2008.

When I was in Chicago studying and performing improv in the early 90’s, I knew I wanted to come back to Denver and open a sketch comedy/long form improv club. I interviewed people like Joyce Sloane to get advice and input to how to go about such a juncture. I was speaking to Jo Forsberg about creating a directing class for me, so...

Why "Where" Work? - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Fri, 04/01/2016

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on July 22nd 2010.

The first thing we teach in classes is object work and where work, the act of creating props and a set (location) out of thin air. It is also the first thing dropped by many improvisers as they learn new skills. If you teach someone how to do gibberish or character work, objects and the where fall by the wayside. When I look at...

We Can Be Heroes - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Thu, 03/17/2016

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on March 15th, 2011.

Who Are You? ~ The Who

In improv I tell people to “be a character”. To some people this just means try to be someone besides themselves. So they change their body, or their speech, or even just hold onto an attitude just to get outside of themselves and into a character. All these choices get them a bit...