Improv Classes Might Be My New Favorite Thing, and You Should Try It
Imagine playing a ton of amazing drinking games, but sober and with strangers. That's exactly this, and for some reason, I love it!
By the way, I have no idea why I selected that photo as this story's featured image. It made me laugh, so there it is.
So on Wednesday, I stroll on into a room full of strangers in Boston. The room basically looks like someone's garage. The only reason you know it's not is because you have to climb approximately 65,000 stairs to get to it. Everyone's awkwardly forcing themselves to talk to each other, because they know that's what we're going to have to do anyway in these improv classes.
Finally, when the teacher walks in, it's like the first day of school. We're doing those silly introductions. What's your name? What do you do? Why are you taking this class?
There were people in there who were super shy and just wanted to break out of their shell, and people who've been doing stand up and want to expand their comedy. There was even a lady who said, "My husband asked me for a divorce last month so, eh, what the hell, I signed up for the class."
She's my hero.
It's such a cool experience and you get to meet people from all different walks of life. You also don't have an option but to interact and get to know people. It's pretty freakin' cool.
Anyway, if you ever have the chance to take improv classes, you should do it. They're literally my new favorite thing after just ONE class. We did a ton of absolutely ridiculous games and activities that all ended with hilarity. Even if they weren't funny, they were funny. It was the best two hours ever!
I'm definitely going to use these games the next time I'm out having drinks with friends, just to see them make fools of themselves.
When things get weirder and more ridiculous, I'll be sure to let ya'll know.