Recycled Minds Improv will be performing a FREE improv comedy show along with FREE hot chocolate & CANDY on Harrison BLVD, Halloween night. Come and have fun with the kids & friends. Enjoy candy and some laughs as a new 15 min show will happen through out the night from at 7pm- 9pm. So do your trick or treating early and stop by. You can even be apart of the Costume contests at 7:30pm & 8:30pm! See you there!
The hazy sky's over Boise caused by area fires can cause one to have caution about running, hiking or biking outside with moderate air quality levels. But one place you definitely want to be indoors is Liquid Laughs this Friday to see the Improv Cage Match. This hot cage match of comedy is pitting all available improv troupes against each other in a winner take all battle! Well, on second thought, second place still gets a $1000 week contract at Liquid Laughs,Boise's only comedy club. With $3000 dollars in total winnings a trophy, bragging rights and an evening of some of Idaho's funniest improvisers, why not attend!?
Check out the Facebook invite and get tickets ahead of time for either July 18th, 25th or the Final on Aug 1st.
This Friday's line up.
Sausage, Party of 5? VS. Comedy Sportz & Insert Foot VS. Script Tease.
Don't miss the action!
Show starts at 8pm. show up early for good seating.
Location: Liquid Laughs Comedy Club
405 S 8th St # 110, Boise, ID 83702
Dates: July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1 @ 8PM
Tickets: $5 Call 208.941.2459
Troupes competing: ComedySportz Boise The Comedy Project Insert Foot Theatre Script Tease, and last years Winners Sausage, Party of Five?!!!
Judges: Megan Bryant, Neil Visser, Zach Davis, Jake Swenson
More in check out http://www.recycledmindsimprov.com/cagematch
May is going to be a FURIOUSLY FUNNY Month at Liquid Laughs! Idahoans definitely won’t want to miss this! From Heath Harmison’s Farwell show next week May22-24 and then Improv Cage Match winners “Sausage Party of 5” take to the stage the following week performing improv May 29-June 1… THIS weekend boasts to be a BLAST!!! And I can think of no better way to set the summer ablaze with laughter from Hannibal Buress!
Liquid laughs will have one of the biggest emerging standup comedians to grace their stage. Not only is it a chance to see hilarious comedy this weekend, but a chance to see a rising star. Hannibal Buress has a very impressive resume from Writing from Saturday Night to 30 Rock, to being on Jimmy Kimmel live to,The Late Show with David Letterman, the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and the list goes on! New York Times pegs him as “irresistible” Buress was the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s “Best Club Comic” and has recently signed a deal with the network where he will headline his own comedy dour, that will become a one hour special, and will become a regular on an upcoming show “Broad City” he also can be heard in the much anticipated game, “Grand Theft Auto V. Hannibal Buress has also received acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire & Variety for his stage presence and Wit. This month will be comedy you do not want to miss! And start things off Right this weekend to see Hannibal Burress.
Get your tickets now. http://liquidboise.com/
Apr. 26th @7pm (FREE workshop starts at 6pm)
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On the job improviser saves lives every month
You think of improv you think of comedy. But improvising is something we do everyday. When we get a phone call at 2am from a friend who's broke down or a person on the side of the road who's waving their hands for help. We have these options and opportunities to do something. Unplanned event's need us to improvise.
The following is a story I read from the Huffingtion Post about an officer Kevin Briggs who saved a man's life by talking him down from suicide. Later that man Who the officer saved, Kevin Berthia (now married and a father of two) presents an award to the officer for saving his life.
Kevin Berthia, California Man, Reunites With Officer 8 Years After Golden Gate Bridge Suicide AttemptPosted: 05/13/2013 9:36 pm EDT from Huffington Post
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“It was phenomenal,” Berthia told Yahoo News of seeing Briggs again. “I didn’t know what I was going to feel, or how I was going to react. But when I first saw him, he walked up me and I just shook his hand. It felt like I had known this man my whole life. The nerves weren’t there. It was just two old friends being reunited.”
Eight years ago, Briggs, who has been dubbed the "Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge" for the hundreds of lives he's saved, spent about an hour talking to Berthia. The young man told Briggs about his troubles and the veteran officer, who has now worked for the CHP for more than 20 years, responded in turn with kindness and hope.
"He never made me feel guilty for being in the situation I was in," Berthia, who still lives in the Bay Area, told the AP. "He made me feel like, 'I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives.' That an individual who doesn't even know me could listen to me and hear my story and show me compassion gave me another reason maybe to try again."
Though the Golden Gate Bridge is known as being one of the world's most active suicide locations, it is also a place where lives are frequently being saved. According to the AP, thousands of people have been talked out of committing suicide at Golden Gate by the CHP, U.S. Park Police and bridge security officers.
"I've never actually counted the number, but it's been numerous people," Briggs previously told Yahoo of the number of people he's saved. "Maybe two a month."
Though Briggs is unquestionably a hero, the humble officer insists that the life-saving work is a team effort.
"What I'd like to get across now is the amount of people I work with and what they go through with these efforts," he told San Rafael Patch last year. "We really do try to help the people out there. Each situation is independent of the other. I just try to get to the heart of the matter in each case, and I would expect my officers to do the same."
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Why I came back to Facebook
The Early last week I went off of Facebook. I decided to leave indefinitely. I left because of perhaps the same reason that many people have frustrations with Facebook. It was sucking so much of my time. So I pulled the plug and I went off.
For an entire week it was great!
Being an entertainer however, and keeping my friends or fans abreast for the next upcoming show became rather difficult to do! Connecting with them outside of Facebook became near impossible. I had decided to still stay on Twitter and Instagram but I don't have near as many followers on Instagram and living in Boise, Idaho people are still figuring out what tweeting is all about. I still have more twitter followers from LA then I do from Boise Idaho and I've been living here for 2+ years now. I have my twitter and Instagram linked to my FB so when I would post to those networks they would forward right to FB. So it was kinda working. Well...sorta. But then it was almost as if I was becoming a Spammer for my shows, I almost felt guilty about it. What the heck is wrong with me! I'm feeling guitly about just posting. It's because I'm dishing out for others to read my posts but I'm not taking anytime to read theirs.
Well... after the week I've decided to come back to FB for just a few reasons. One I really do enjoy keeping in touch with a few friends and fam on my wall feed who don't live near me. I enjoying comments, and being able to reply myself. But I can't come back without boundaries. I refuse to let myself be sucked into an hour or even more of just sifting through and scrolling down the FB feed without a timer set on my phone. So, I go on briefly. O Ir click on particular individuals to see how they are doing, and perhaps leave a comment or two. And then I hit the X on the window say good bye to FB for the day... until I realize why I had gone on fb in the first place to message someone else or share a funny cat photo. Clearly I'm the kinda person that has to stay focused. Therefore, I'll most likely take another break from the book of faces when I'm not trying to share with a bunch of people as I can about a show I would love for them to see. In the end. Does it matter?
Follow me on twitter or Instagram if you want to help save a life ;)
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Recycled MInds comedy events
Coming off the biggest comedy event to hit Boise, "The Idaho laugh festival" Recycled Minds are gearing up for a very exciting 2014!
Ron Torres of Insert Foot Theater will be joining Sean Hancock for a one night spectacular duo improv show. That will leave you in stitches! Their show is inspired from suggestions from the audience, the unfolding before your very eyes. Don't miss these veteran improv comedians that continually help cheer on a growing improvisational comedy community. Fast paste, Hilarious, perhaps outlandish and downright daring! This is a show you won't want to miss!
8001 W. Fairview Boise ID
Wed. FEB 19th
$12 at the door +tax
$5 off for RMI improv student's.
Call for tickets: 208.658.3000
IMPROV CLASSES RETURN
HEATH AND SEAN HAVE THEIR OWN SHOW ON "THIS IS BOISE TV"
"I'll remember this night for the rest of my life".
I am humbled tonight and feel very blessed as a friend of mine who started a charity to help raise money for kids with cancer "Comedy 4 A Cure", told me that the night Heath and I did an Improv show at a pizza party with a bunch of kids was one of the best nights of her life._
The following is a blog post by a mother who attended the event.
Reincarnated As A MothER
Thursday, January 16, 2014Lots of Laughs
One of my friends started a charity; "Comedy for a Cure" where she has
comedians come in to help raise money for children's cancer programs.
Tonight, she held a small gathering for several families-- pizza, face painting
and lots of laughter.
Tonight's entertainment was two guys from an Improv troupe--
they were hilarious and even put all the kids at ease enough that
Holland got up to help in a skit (she nailed it)!
Greer (our aspiring actress jumped right out there...
as did... are you ready for this? Reese, our somewhat shy one.
All three girls were quoting one liners and zingers all the way home in the car.
As Holland put it, "I'll remember this night for the rest of my life".
So will I.
It was great fun.
Oh... don't forget to vote for our Baldapalooza grant.
Go to this link, find the picture with the hand on it with writing, titled
"Bald, Bold and Beautiful" and vote ten times a day!
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Gary Hirsch in the Portland, Ore., office of On Your Feet, which he helped found. His consulting firm helps employees loosen up and make “cool mistakes.”
By JANET RAE-DUPREE
Published: March 2, 2008 New york times
The author of “Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up,” Ms. Madson helps organizations find new ways to play off one another in an unscripted romp toward what might be. Turning the planning process inside out, she says, is an important part of learning how best to “ready, fire, aim.”
“We’re all creators given the conditions and permission to do so,” she says. “All too often, there are corporate cultures that say: ‘Be creative, but don’t make any mistakes.’ Improv opens doors to doing things a different way.”
In workshops and seminars, improv consultants pull stodgy executives to their feet, creating novel situations to which they must react, encouraging them to move their bodies, jump, say wild things, clap or sing or dance, play with toys, sit on desks, crawl on the floor and generally provide crazy-seeming new points of view. Tension melts away. Competition takes a back seat. And new ideas miraculously start to flow.
That’s not to say that every business brainstorming session should turn into a stand-up comedy skit. But the openness and playfulness that characterize improvisational acting can create a sense of cooperation and affirmation that is foreign to highly competitive workplaces. When one worker actively shoots down another’s ideas to help his or her own ideas win, nascent notions that could develop into something brilliant die on the vine.
Instead, Ms. Madson and other improv consultants, including a team out of Portland, Ore., called On Your Feet, are hoping to create what Ms. Madson calls “a culture of ‘yes.’ ”
“Saying yes sounds implicit, but it’s profound,” she says. Barriers go up in front of fresh ideas within moments of their creation, leading to an atmosphere of “we can’t do that,” she says. “The improv idea of saying yes from the start,” she adds, “allows business folks to entertain things that would ordinarily get axed out.”
Ms. Madson has been a senior lecturer in drama at Stanford since 1977; her interest in using improvisation to improve business and education evolved slowly. Brilliant as they were, Stanford students were very good at giving what they perceived as the correct answer to a question, but became much shakier when asked to come up with original answers.
Too often, the student mind — not to mention the business mind — is looking for a formula to latch onto that will provide tried-and-true ways of solving problems. But that can block fresh ways of viewing a situation.
Ms. Madson found that teaching students to respond quickly to what’s already in front of them helped to shake new ideas loose. “Certainly it’s useful for actors,” she notes. “But executives and engineers and people in transition are looking for support in saying yes to their own voice. Often, the systems we put in place to keep us secure are keeping us from our more creative selves.”
Improvisational thinking can open the door to what others call “happy accidents.” There are many examples. The molecule that eventually became Viagra originally was developed to treat hypertension, and later angina. When it failed to do much for either of those conditions, Pfizer nearly killed it. But researchers intrigued by the molecule’s side effects ultimately won permission to continue developing the drug as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Even On Your Feet is a result of a spontaneous “happy mistake,” its founders note. “On a wet November Saturday in 1996,” they say on its Web site at www.oyf.com, “two unsuspecting bald guys with glasses met at a bakery in Portland, Oregon, to talk about a T-shirt and instead, by complete accident, formed a consultancy that uses improvisation and other experiential techniques to help organizations create, relate and communicate, all while having a ridiculously good time.”
The firm now employs the talents of “an ex ad planner, an anthropologist, two yoga teachers, a handful of improvisers, marketing executives, a snow cone baron and a former mail carrier/biochemist.” They live in places as varied as Portland, London, Dublin and El Hornillo, Spain.
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