Sep 09 2010

Improv group photos!

Published by at 3:13 am under I Don't Get It

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Are you in a wacky improv group but just don’t know how to convey how hilarious you are in your promo photo? I am here to help with a few tips.

1) Forget everything you know about what adults find funny. Remember in 2nd or 3rd grade when sticking your tongue out in a photo was considered edgy? Well guess what motherfucker… IT STILL IS! Make a funny face, crank your jaw to the side, cross your eyes and bend your fingers all silly like. This technique is know as the “Stephen Hawking” and its power to illustrate wackiness should not be underestimated.

2) If you want to get a little more advanced have a couple members give a “sexy” look. This works best when delivered by the most overweight male or female in your group.

3) Suits! Yeah, suits are funny. Why? Because it’s unexpected! People expect you to be in jeans and t-shirts so you go ahead and turn their world upside down by doing the opposite. Think about it, Carrot Top in a tie-dye tank top… funny, Carrot Top in a suit… I think you get my point.

4) James Bond finger guns. It’s simple really, just imitate your favorite James Bond poster but use your fingers as guns. I know, right? People will be like “What?” and then they will start peeing their pants.

5) This one is NOT optional. Any successful impov group knows to ALWAYS climb all over each other in their promotional photo. Really get in there and fight for it like your job at Best Buy depends on it. Stretch those arms and legs like crazy until the whole group looks like some sort of rollicking comical octopus. Holy shit, I’m laughing just picturing it.

It’s that easy, just ask these guys.

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16 comments to “Improv group photos!”

  1. pigdooron 09 Sep 2010 at 4:26 am

    Yeah, I know. Iv’e never understood these groups. Do people actually go see these things? if so,where?

  2. Jeffon 09 Sep 2010 at 6:42 am

    You should list the name of each group so that when they inevitably google themselves they see this.

    Maybe they’ll improv you.

  3. Peteon 09 Sep 2010 at 7:39 am

    That IS a pretty sad phenomenon.

  4. saraon 09 Sep 2010 at 7:51 am

    Photography 101
    Improv Group = act wacky
    Local Band = stand on railroad tracks
    Wedding = black and white with red photo shopped rose
    Family = everyone dress the same

    I like the gay group.
    “Ok girlfriends on the count of three everyone start flaming! One…. Two…EVERYONE SAY LIZA!!!”

  5. You Just Made My List!on 09 Sep 2010 at 7:57 am

    Sara – Agreed (evidence below)

    and who could forget…

    (I just realized that in the family photo rant, the train tracks rant AND the improv rant I mentioned electronics stores. That is either genius or incredibly lazy. I’m going with genius.)

  6. Erinon 09 Sep 2010 at 11:14 am

    Whoa… what’s up with the guy in the Uncle Sam top hat in photo 22? He has heroin eyes, creepy.

  7. saraon 09 Sep 2010 at 11:32 am

    Jesus yea! That whole back row looks like they staggered out of the gutter and into that picture.

    Hey Yuengling!

  8. pigdooron 09 Sep 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Creationists are Botards.

  9. Fartfaceon 09 Sep 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I dated an improviser for eight years. Yeah. Eight. Lots of wacky faces happening, even in pictures of just the two of us.

  10. calebon 09 Sep 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Improv comedy can be super awesome if done right. the UCB theatre has helped launch a lot of great comics.

    but i agree about the photos.

  11. pigdooron 09 Sep 2010 at 7:53 pm

    You ALL are Botards.

  12. Ericaon 09 Sep 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Ugh…I dont get why there is so much fucking wackiness necessary with comedy. I hate having to tell people I am going to Uncles Giggles Laugh Farm when I go see a comedian. Or the Chuckle Hut. Or the fucking Super Silly Smile Factory…christ. Fucking retards.

  13. billmigukon 10 Sep 2010 at 7:08 am

    my favorite is photo 12….you just know those two guys have a bad case of the yellow fever….

  14. christieon 27 Sep 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Being an improviser, these made me both laugh and want to take a shower all at the same time. My troupes don’t have ridiculous pictures like these dickholes, but I see it all the time….and I know exactly what kind of mind numbing “hilarity” is produced from these types. But who are we kidding, we all know we want to totally bone the dudes from the first pic. Taste the rainbow.

  15. sim1on 11 Oct 2010 at 2:34 am

    That Stephen hawking shit had me rolling for fifteen min. Too bad you obviously need more than thirty seconds to come up with a joke or this live improv shit would be right up your alley you funny fucker.

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