Improv

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Improvisational theater makes for a great evening of live entertainment. Actors make up a story right on the spot, mastering the art of staying in the moment while making their scene partners look good.

Dad’s Garage, the well-established improv theater in Atlanta, is making a push to bring that art to high schools across Georgia. Their new outreach program provides teachers with videos, worksheets, and teaching guides aimed to introduce students to the world of improv. All materials are free and conform to state curriculum standards.

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Comedian and actor Scott Adsit has been on everything from Friends to The Office, but you may know him best as Pete Hornberger from the sitcom 30 Rock. Or perhaps as the voice of Baymax from Big Hero 6.

This weekend, he's in Georgia. Adsit is doing a two-night, four-show run at Dad's Garage in Atlanta. First, he stopped by On Second Thought to share stories about how improv influenced his acting career, why he never really got into stand-up comedy, and his connection to the Marvel Universe. 


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Fans of the improv comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" probably know Colin Mochrie as one of the original cast members. He's been on the U.S. version for 20 years and appeared in the British show before that. 

The iconic comedian will perform at Dad's Garage in Atlanta this weekend. Mochrie chatted with "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott about his upcoming performance and the rules of improv comedy.


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If you want to see theater in one of its most nerve-racking forms, look no further than actor Colin Mochrie. The comedian is best known for his role on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," a popular short-form improvisational comedy show. Mochrie has a richly deserved reputation for his skill at improvisation. Audiences in Atlanta can see him live on Aug. 11-12 at Dad’s Garage in Atlanta. We talked with him about his craft.

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We have an eclectic mix on this edition of "Two Way Street." Because it’s summertime (and the livin’ is easy), it seemed like a good time to start the show with something light and fun; and so, we do.

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The second annual Atlanta Improv Festival kicks off this weekend. This festival includes an improv competition, workshops, and shows including the event’s headliner, Quartet. Quartet is a Chicago-based improv group featuring actor, comedian, and Georgia native Jack McBrayer. 

We revisit our conversation with McBrayer from back in April when he was in town for the Atlanta Film Festival.