Del Close’s 11 Commandments for Improv Comedy
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Second City guru and Improv Olympic founder Del Close was revered for his improvisational teaching skills. His students included comedy luminaries such as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Bob Odenkirk, Amy Poehler, and Chris Farley. Here are Close’s 11 Commandments for Improv -- and yep, they work pretty well in life as well.
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