Tim Ferris: Tools of Titans – B. J. Novak

“A good comedy operates the exact same way a good mystery operates. [Which is] the punchline is something that is right in front of your face the whole time and you never would have put your finger on it.” B.J. Novak (TW: @BJNOVAK) is best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award–winning comedy series The [...]

Is Improv About Getting It Right or About Failing?

​Greg Tavares in his 'improv for Everyone' (2012) defines improv as a "failure based art form, because inexperienced players fail almost every time they try to do a scene. When someone starts doing improv, it may be years before they are in a truly great scene. Improvisers need to recondition themselves to see failure not [...]

July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Comedy Is A Losing Game

"Over futile odds, And laughed at by the gods, And now the final frame, Comedy is a losing game." Bane of every comedian is that they have to lose so many times, so that they are beyond caring. They, first of all lose some fairly significant amount of money getting there, whether it be with [...]

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Desire To Do Well and Failure: Charm Tactics

Failure and desire to do well is not mutually exclusive, on the contrary, more we desire to  Do well, more likely that we will fail. The extend of our fear of failure goes hand in hand with our desire to do well. We seek approval and recognition from our colleagues and friends by working hard [...]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments