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This Week In Web Videos: 'I'm Too Fragile For This'

Most people can’t pull improv off. Not even improv that’s “loosely scripted” (Curb style). Not even for a thirty-second, 101 class exercise. Improv’s demanding, and few are equipped to handle its demands. So, it can be painful to watch. At the root of most new performers’ foibles is self-consciousness, fear of being unfettered and weird or, worst of all, “awkward.” Those who excel have good instincts and good timing, sure. But mostly, they’re the ones most willing to pull the trigger, to jump into an uncomfortable scene and risk getting stinky, smelly, dirty and — here’s the really big one — imaginative. That’s funny. And that’s why this week’s [...]