1. "I like telling them they’re right and then making them more right."
    — Susan Messing on teaching improvisation.
     

  2. "

    Straight actors in plays have to trust their lines and the

    play. Improvisers have to trust the moment and the other

    actors in the moment. This trust will be reflected in the

    reality of the moment.

    "
    — The Improviser’s Almanac
     

  3. "If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance."
    — George Bernard Shaw
     

  4. "I think in many ways, I’m sort of a blank canvas, because in many ways, I’m just observing the world and the people around me and their characters and letting them kind of explode off me and to find out why they’re doing what they’re doing. But then every once in awhile, I get to take on a whole new character."
    — Danny Pudi
     

  5. "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
    — Leonardo Da Vinci
     

  6. "When I write…I’ve found I’m most productive while collaborating and joking with friends and not being firmly attached to any one idea."
     
  7. They found out they were playing tonight! 

    That’s right. Beer Shark Mice will be performing tonight on the iO West main stage. 9pm!!

    Beer Shark Mice is comprised of Paul VaillancourtPete HulneDave KoechnerPat FinnMike ColemanNeil Flynn

    Get your tickets cause they are going fast. HERE

     

  8. Sketch Sundays @ iO West Starting Presents Top Story Weekly! @8pm & Best of iO Sketch and CLIVE RICE @9PM

    Best of iO West Sketch House Teams

    These are the Sketch Armies of Sunday Night. They are 60 (give or take) strong. They outnumber the staff three to one. They could run Los Angeles. Tonight they’re all out to get the newest Team.

    Based on on the 1979 film, The Warriors, iO West’s Mainstage Teams present some of their best sketches, hopefully without killing each other before the night is done.

    With Redford, DJ Faucet, Brute Squad, The Mutiny, It’s the Cops, and Duke.

    Can you dig it?

    CLIVE RICE!

    The Clive Rice Show is brought to you by Clive Rice! Don’t know who Clive Rice is? Well, come to the show where each sketch will give you a clue as to who this comedy figure actually is. The myth. The legend. The iO West Main Stage Comedy Sketch Troupe. Clive Rice OUT.

    Directed by Rob Janas

    Starring: Honora Talbott, Lauri Roggenkamp , Jeanine Peters, Michael Klimkowski, Hunter M. Altman,Manny Hagopian, Alex Salem, Leigh Wulff, Alex McCale, Daniel Banas

    Tickets:

    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316&pl=

     

  9. "Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards."
    — Tina Fey
     

  10. "I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people."
    — Robin Williams