Hey, Improv Lovers!
Improvisational Theater or more commonly referred to simply as ‘improv’ is a stage performance that is mostly or all unplanned and unscripted. Every moment is a spontaneous idea put out by the performers. Popularized by shows like ‘What’s My Line?’ and the American version ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and even the ComedySportz organization that’s expanding out from its origin in Milwaukee, improv is a fun activity offered in many summer camp programs.
When I set my mind to feature a Pioneer or Record Setter from the world of comedy improv, one name that’s sure to be mentioned is Wayne Brady. With his off-the-wall wit and powerful vocal abilities, Wayne Brady soared to stardom in the late 90’s on the American version of the show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’, hosted by Drew Carey.
Joining improv masters and real-life besties Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie as regulars on the show, Wayne Brady held his own on the stage. With their ability to come up with entertaining song lyrics and hilarious antics right there on the spot, the ‘Whose Line’ crew had the country in stitches and tuning in week after week.
Of course, everyone on the show had to be quick-witted, however, the song form of comedy really showcased Wayne Brady’s comedic creativity, great singing voice, and ability to rhyme on his feet (so to speak). This wild part of his improvised performance set him apart a bit from the rest of the crew as the all-time song-master.
You never know who could be the next Wayne Brady! Look into camps that offer a quality comedy improv program to help guide you in advancing your abilities and sharpen your skills in comedic improvisational theater. Keep ‘em laughing and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!