Last night Megan and I went to Open Improv at Bucketworks. If you are a member of BW ($35 per year), Open Improv is free. It was a real experience. Eight of us there, with really different levels of experience. It was the first day for one guy. Some others were new as well. Megan and I have several years of ComedySportz training under our belts, but wanted to learn some long form improv. When we got to that, it wasn't so much instruction as it was just doing it. The leader did give some pointers. And I had fun with it (I think Megan did too...).
The coolest thing (for me) is that for once I wasn't surrounded by comics in their twenties and thirties--making me the oldest one by far. This time the ages went from 20s to 70s (I estimate, anyway). So I wasn't the oldest. And I definitely loved that.
We got a lot of stage time, and we enjoyed that. I'm pretty sure I'll go back next week, and hope that some of our other pals will join us.
AND, I'm actually working box office at ComedySportz this weekend. It's been a few months since I've worked, so I'm looking forward to it. After this weekend, it will be a while until I have a free weekend to work. Will be out of town a lot again.
Talked to Russ three separate times yesterday. It was great. Lots of long-distance on cell phone plans is definitely a good thing. :)