Truth In Comedy


By Charna Halpern and Del Close. Foreword by Mike Myers. Edited by Kim “Howard” Johnson. The manual of improvisation. This manual introduced the concepts of the “Harold” — the innovative improvisational tool that helped Saturday Night Live’s Mike Myers, Chris Farley, George Wendt and many others on the road to TV and film stardom. The innovative concepts are described fully in this insightful book that has become the bible for wannabe improvisers. The “Harold” is a form imvolving six or seven players. It consists of many things: scenes, songs, games and monologs — the most important of which is the two-person scene beginning. A strong opening develops the point of view for “The Group Mind” to follow, often with three different storylines. It tells how to create a non-linear entertainment that remembers everything and wastes nothing — the key to successful improvising

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SKU (ISBN): 9781566080033
ISBN10: 1566080037
Charna Halpern | Del Close | Kim Johnson
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: August 2000
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.