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Yesterday was a whirlwind. Brunch, record podcast, race home and back, take workshop, race home and back, do show, Philly Cheesesteak, watch show, watch show, watch show, drinktalkdrinktalkdrinktalkdrinktalk, hugbyehugbyehugbye.

Thank you to D√ľofest, thank you to other performers, thank you to amazing hostesses Tara & Lizzie.

Thank you, world, for improv.

- vinny (gearing up for drive home)

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Jun
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Brent and I are in Philly for the Duofest this weekend. So far so good. Haven’t had time to be obnoxious about picture taking so this is all I have for now. Meeting lots of great people and apparently roughly 40% of New York’s Magnet Theatre is here. A couple highlights from last night’s shows were Trike from Magnet and Twinprov, twins from Oklahoma City who improvise rap.

Taping a Follow-Up episode in a few hours, taking a Joe Bill workshop, then our show, then all the other shows, then afterparty. I don’t think I’m going to see much of Philadelphia the city. But I’m ok with that.

- vinny

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Vinny & Brent are going to Philadelphia’s DuoFest! (side note: I think I was doped up on decongestants when I wrote that show description…)
I’m pretty excited to go. I love going to improv festivals and meeting people, watching shows, taking workshops and talking improv with people who are just as nuts for it as I am. A big part of it too is looking for improv DNA to bring back with me.
Each improv community develops a local style based on its local ecology. But for it to evolve it requires bringing in some new improv ideas that can merge with the local ideas. This is a big part of how I see an improv community avoiding stagnation. And not just a community but also me as an improviser. I need new ideas to keep me inspired and energized about exploring improv.
Beyond the friendships, the professional connections, the excitement of a road trip, the shows, the parties & all that great stuff, getting outside of the sometimes insular world of improv and seeing it with the eyes of an outsider is hugely important for me. If you’re at all an experienced improviser (whatever that means to you), you’re next step is to get out of that comfort zone and explore what other people are doing and how they are doing it.
Keep learning, you’re never done.
- vinny

Vinny & Brent are going to Philadelphia’s DuoFest! (side note: I think I was doped up on decongestants when I wrote that show description…)

I’m pretty excited to go. I love going to improv festivals and meeting people, watching shows, taking workshops and talking improv with people who are just as nuts for it as I am. A big part of it too is looking for improv DNA to bring back with me.

Each improv community develops a local style based on its local ecology. But for it to evolve it requires bringing in some new improv ideas that can merge with the local ideas. This is a big part of how I see an improv community avoiding stagnation. And not just a community but also me as an improviser. I need new ideas to keep me inspired and energized about exploring improv.

Beyond the friendships, the professional connections, the excitement of a road trip, the shows, the parties & all that great stuff, getting outside of the sometimes insular world of improv and seeing it with the eyes of an outsider is hugely important for me. If you’re at all an experienced improviser (whatever that means to you), you’re next step is to get out of that comfort zone and explore what other people are doing and how they are doing it.

Keep learning, you’re never done.

- vinny

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