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improversary [Jan. 8th, 2007|11:04 am]
Roy Janik
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It was 2 years ago to the day that Wes, Kareem, Dave and I started taking improv classes. Due to the nature of filling all your free time with something, it feels simultaneously way shorter and way longer than that.

I'm thankful for it.

I remember several years ago bemoaning on livejournal that I wish I had one burning passion that I could focus my energies into. And now I do. 

Improv has its ups and downs. Actually, it has mountains and valleys. I'm incurably emotionally attached to each and every show. If it goes terribly, I'm down on myself and the artform for days. If it goes well, I'll be chuckling to myself until the next show, reminiscing about the bits I can remember. I take that as a sign that it's something I care deeply about. But it's rough.

I'm not the strongest improviser, but at the very least I've made audiences laugh. And made new friends. And followed through on ideas. and met my girlfriend. and been paid to do comedy.  and made a silent film.

I hope that 10 years from now I can say it's been worth it. I guess I'll find out.

Here's a video from our level one class, two years ago.



Fuck it. It's been worth it.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2007-01-08 05:26 pm (UTC)
We still need to send Sara that 'thank you' card.
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[User Picture]From: ripresa
2007-01-08 05:31 pm (UTC)
"I'm not the strongest improviser,"

don't be an idiot. you're a very strong improvisor, you've only done this for 2 years. you've the same characters that eric h has, which are extremely likeability and watchability.

you'll be famous one day, and i can say that i know you.
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[User Picture]From: majcher
2007-01-08 08:58 pm (UTC)
I was just about to post the exact same thing, only without saying anything nice about Eric.
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2007-01-08 08:38 pm (UTC)
If I ever want to write how I felt about the Lee & Wolfe show, I'll cut and paste this entry of yours and just change a few words.

I need to find a new burning passion.
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[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2007-01-08 08:50 pm (UTC)
roller derby announcer.
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2007-01-08 09:08 pm (UTC)
If you weren't 60 miles away, I'd probably consider that. Or find me an electric car.
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[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2007-01-08 08:49 pm (UTC)
glad you found your happy. ;]
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From: toolstriss
2007-01-09 05:31 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to add that you've also been written about .

:)
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