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by Darren Held

Somebody said to me after last week’s show, “Great show! You must get tired of hearing that.”

Um, what? No. No, people. Those of us who have the incredible privilege of performing improv showsin front of real, live human beings never get tired of hearing “great show!” For most of us, there is nothing we can do (in public) that even comes close to the thrill we get from doing a great improv show. The fact that you think it’s great is what makes it great for us. We can guess from the applause and laughter that you liked it; you taking the time to tell us you liked it confirms the fact.

This is not to say we expect you to validate us or feed our egos. We’re really not that shallow… not even me. No one should feel obligated to tell performers… anything, actually. I’m just sayin’ that if you feel like it, it doesn’t come across as weird to us.

It’s late on Friday, and I don’t have any deep thoughts to back this up. So just have a nice weekend and stuff.

By Sonnjea Blackwell

Darren Held
About Darren Held
Darren is the CEO and Creative Director of Held2gether, Improv for LIfe. He has been teaching and performing improv for 15 years, and has performed with H2g, the Groundlings, UCB and Second City. He loves Moto, red wine, and Madonna.

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