It depends on I guess the games you’re playing and all of that jazz.As far as technical proficiency, it’s a skill you learn doing when you do improv.We also played at clubs and stuff, so I was doing improv as well.So I did thousands of gigs of stand-up and improv as a kid.I can come off of the script if I want and not panic.
For example, do some people approach improv from a character standpoint, whereas you might from a storytelling standpoint?
It’s fun to play with new people and see where they’re coming from.
I mean, improv is kind of a big, for lack of a better word, fraternity, and there’s just a difference of what people like to play, whether it’s long-form or short-form and all of that.
If you don’t know who Greg Proops is, you probably haven’t watched television, listened to the radio, been to a stand-up comedy show, or otherwise been exposed to any form of entertainment in the last 30 years. ” to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to “Bob the Builder” to “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” to “The Smartest Man in the World,” he’s worked in comedy clubs all over the world, been on numerous television shows, recorded radio shows and podcasts, and provided the voices of characters in some of the biggest films of all time.
And perhaps most miraculously, he’s managed to move from one project to the next, for more than three decades, without sacrificing any of his personality, much less his ’50s hipster personal style.