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Whether shooting from the hip, interviewing professionals, or presenting an absurd world, 'The Improviser's Guide Podcast' tackles the many facets of improvisation and how they affect your day to day living. ,

Hosted by the creator of the honored ensemble [By The Mummers], Frank Cardillo.
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Donna Kay Yarborough talks about her run at Orlando Fringe in Klondike Kate's Sourdough Reunion Show on this 'it's the day of the show y'all' edition of IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY; The Improviser's Guide Podcast! Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Website
On this episode of IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY: The Improviser's Guide Podcast, TV and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits discusses performing the improbable; the hilariously spontaneous OFF THE TOP!  Backed by the most daring band in the business, Kravits invents an entire life story in song - music, lyrics, stories, characters - completely from scratch, based solely on audience suggestions. Every show is a once-in-a-lifetime show! Next stop is the Birdland Theater in NYC April 28th and 29th! Jason has been fortunate enough to appear on stages and screens, large and small for over 30 years. He is probably best known for his long-running role as Richard Bay on ABC’s The Practice, though he has amassed over 40 other television appearances. These include recurring roles on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Mick, Madam Secretary, Smash, The Michael J. Fox Show, Royal Pains, and Dallas, as well as memorable appearances on The Big Bang Theory, The Deuce, The Kominsky Method, Young Sheldon, Disjointed, Homeland, Kevin Can Wait, Instinct, Major Crimes, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hot in Cleveland, Married, Masters of Sex, Raising Hope, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls, CSI, Grey's Anatomy, Everybody Loves Raymond and all the Law and Order franchises. Film Credits include Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois), The Stepford Wives, Sweet November, Morning Glory, Laura Gets a Cat, and What Just Happened. On Broadway, Jason is best know for his work in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other credits include Sly Fox and most recently, Relatively Speaking, three original one-acts by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen. He recently appeared in the City Center Encores! production of The Golden Apple as Mayor Hector. His one-man, improvised cabaret "OFF the TOP!" continues to perform regularly in New York, as well as in Los Angeles, DC, London, Adelaide and Melbourne. The show, winner of a 2017 Bistro Award, played to sold out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, and was invited to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2018. In 1999, his two-man sketch show, An Evening with Kravits and Jones, won the Jury Award at the US Comedy Festival in Aspen, Co. He is a founding member of The Rumble in the Red Room writing collective, as well as the long-running University of Maryland improv troupe Erasable, Inc. As a writer, Jason has penned the 10-minute play Green Eggs and Hamlet, the holiday stories The Kvetch, and A Christmoose Story, as well as the acclaimed web-series Lords of the Playground. Jason is a native of the D.C. area, where he performed extensively at the Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. He is a member of the Actors Center Workshop Company. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Website      
IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY returns with EMIT Theatre's Artistic Director, Gianna Cioffi! Lots of Shakespeare talk, early influences, the impact of arts organization on a young person's life, and the upcoming production of 'Romeo & Juliet'. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Website
S1E3: Theme Park Flores

S1E3: Theme Park Flores

2019-03-2000:41:01

In an interview conducted the week of March 11th for Theme Park Thursday with @DillosDiz, A. Ali Flores discusses his 20+ year career as one of the most recognized Central Florida entertainers. Ali's passion for standup comedy began when he started doing audience warm-up for shows like Double Dare 2000, NBA All-Star Jam, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Fox Family's Summer Jam and, most recently, Family Feud with Steve Harvey. . His uniquely energetic show will have you laughing from start to finish. His instantly likable personality and his comedic routine is relatable to everyone. From subjects of race to sports to being a single dad he turns your real life (or rather his and those he comes in contact with) into side splitting, sometimes embarrassing, humor! You may have seen him in the ABC Family movie “My Future Boyfriend” or any of his many commercials. He just completed shooting the film “Random Tropical Paradise” starring Joe Pantoliano, Bryan Greenberg and Brooks Wheelan, the film “Naked” starring Marlon Wayans and an episode of “Good Behavior” set to air this fall on TNT.
S2E2: Yeti, Set, Julia!

S2E2: Yeti, Set, Julia!

2019-02-0600:41:17

Puppeteer extraordinaire Julia Darden is the guest on this week's episode of IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY: The Improviser's Guide Podcast. We discuss her journey from UCONN to Central Park, where her show 'Yeti, Set, Snow!' is enjoying a four month run at The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yeti, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship. Written & Directed by Julia Darden. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Website
BONUS: Billy Joel at MSG

BONUS: Billy Joel at MSG

2019-01-2900:41:17

This week's bonus monologue stream covers the January 24, 2019 Billy Joel performance at Madison Square Garden. From MTV Videos, to not appreciating the beauty of Christie Brinkley in the 1980's, to Storm Front and River of Dreams, it should be no surprise that the work of William Martin Joel has become part of this Long Island kid's DNA. Here's how his work has affected The Improviser's Guide over the years? Listen now! Theme by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. LIKE The Improviser's Guide on Facebook. FOLLOW @FrankMCardillo on Twitter. TheImprovisersGuide.com for more information!
A stream of consciousness review of the Broadway musical, 'King Kong', is the subject on this BONUS edition of IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY! Plus, breaking down the character (and the characters) of the most recent inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. LIKE The Improviser's Guide on Facebook! FOLLOW @FrankMCardillo on Twitter! TheImprovisersGuide.com for more information.
Author Brian Depetris joins IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY: The Improviser's Guide Podcast to discuss his first published children's book, 'The Dreamland Express'. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro composed by Lindsay Zaroogian. LIKE The Improviser's Guide on Facebook! FOLLOW @FrankMCardillo on Twitter. TheImprovisersGuide.com for more!
Jim Greene's Scarlett Rat Entertainment produces Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, outside Syracuse NY, between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve each year. Interactive character extraordinaire John Michael Decker plays Scrooge and is this episode's guest on IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY; The Improviser's Guide Podcast. We discuss the very, many, un-merry Scrooges, comic book storytelling, and the art of being approachable. Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. LIKE The Improviser's Guide on Facebook! FOLLOW @FrankMCardillo on Twitter. TheImprovisersGuide.com for more!
S1E5: Beware the Eyes of Mo

S1E5: Beware the Eyes of Mo

2018-11-1400:32:18

The title character of this November's Hamlet Isn't Dead production of 'Julius Caesar' joins IT'S [Talk] TUESDAY; The Improviser's Guide Podcast. Maureen Fenninger discusses power, gender, and the jaw dropping revelation that she has yet to watch a single episode of 'Slings & Arrows' (no judgment). Theme composed by Matt Harvey. LIKE The Improviser's Guide Network on Facebook. FOLLOW The Improviser's Guide Network on Twitter. TheImprovisersGuide.com for more.
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