Category: improv

About Pancakes

[This is specifically why I don’t write onion… err… opinion pieces.] “And in the morning, I’m makin’ waffles.” – Donkey, from Shrek (2001) ***   *** The Critic(s):  “But Chris, this doesn’t make any sense.  Pancakes are in the title.  I… We don’t want to be deceived, duped due to such devious duplicity!” Chris:  [Places finger over…

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Oh, Orange

This will be a quick post today, and it’s a promise.  As life should have its way with all of us, coincidences are popping up around us, and there is a divide between those who shrug/laugh it off and those who analyze it.  It’s already obvious where I stand on this issue. This weekend has…

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Another Three-Act Play (Act I)

The boat was slowed by the oars, directed efficiently but the solo canoeist,  as it nestled upon the bank of the River of Piss and Vinegar.  The trek upstream was arduous, and this calm isn’t going to be the last challenge to be face.  The water was actually blue at this point.  Pale-faced and solemn,…

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The Gift of Improv

It’s the holiday season, and you’re looking for a gift to give your family, friends, special someone, and you (of course–why the hell would you leave yourself out?). We all know that sometimes there is a struggle when it comes to gift giving for some people.  You try to think out of the box, and…

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My Next Step (Part 2 of 2)

So, last night was the first annual Improv Thursday though the Syracuse Improv Collective.  Improv Thursday was almost hashtagged in this post, which means that my insanity is getting the best of me. It was  difficult, but it was done.  At first, I denied stepping up, prolonging the inevitable and saying that this really didn’t…

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My Next Step (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, the 5th of December, is our/the Syracuse Improv Collective’s final open mic night (Non SICuitur Thursday) of the year.  The show will be at the CNY Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall.  We will be continuing this monthly series next year, because people have been increasingly interested in it.  They’ll be performances of  improv, music, and stand up comedy.  This…

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