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Lessons Learned from Don't Think Twice

ALL IMPROV TEAMS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME!



Now, you're going to hear every improv team tell you that Don't Think Twice was "just like our team! It was like they based the script off of our very own unique experience!" And you know what?

THEY'RE RIGHT!

Improv attracts certain types of people, and we're all cringe-worthy to watch on a movie screen. But the Meg's and Michelle watched it anyways. AND THEY LOVED IT.















There are plenty of parallels between the team in Don't Think Twice and Chinese Ballroom, but I'm only going to tell you about the really uncanny likenesses:

UNCANNY LIKENESS #1:
Meg T. and the character Lindsay are basically exactly the same:
Curvy brunette, wealthy family, copywriter, unemployed, sees therapist for minor issues, Instagram account predominantly of animals and not humans, etc. etc. etc...

UNCANNY LIKENESS #2:
The Commune (the improv team within the movie) used to perform in tuxedos, and CHINESE BALLROOM PERFORMED IN WHITE COATTAILS (shown below sans pants)

UNCANNY LIKENESS #3:
There is a tender scene in the film where the team comes together to the home of a member's father after he falls ill. They cut to a shot of all the team members laying on the floor and couches with a labrador, having a good old fashioned sleep over. Well, hold onto your hats, folks, because CHINESE BALLROOM DOES THIS EVERY YEAR (not because of a sick parent). Here is a photo of the whole team eating ice cream and getting ready for sleep at our annual Xmas Sleepover:


Note we ALSO have a labrador! Spooooooky.

I hope you all have the opportunity to see this touching, funny movie - or come see Chinese Ballroom try to make touching funny!

Either way, Chinese Ballroom wishes all of you improv in your future.

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