Book Review: “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book” by T.J. Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, and Pam Victor

From the Dallas Comedy House blog:

Pay attention. If you want to know the secret to a TJ & Dave show, then pay attention. That’s their secret. Everything in the show, from facial expressions to object work to vocal tones, is analyzed, often in split seconds.

But awareness to the degree they display doesn’t happen immediately. It takes practice, and T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi logged years of improv shows (separately and together) and rehearsals to get where they are today. In fact, even though they do a weekly show they still rehearse.

“A lot of people say the don’t care for rehearsal, or they want that vibe of the live audience,” Jagodowski said. “But you never have a safer place than when you’re in rehearsal with your team. That should be when you try everything. That’s truly your workshop.”

Continue reading.

Send to Kindle