Improv Games: The Expert Interview

In “The Expert Interview,” a performer acts as an expert on some topic. The audience then asks them any question they want on that topic, and the expert must answer immediately, without hesitation, and with confidence (i.e. as if he were the expert…)

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is to tap your creative flow while starting to direct it and control it.

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Improv Game: Paper Cups Are Great

“Paper Cups Are Great” is a fun game that forces people to stretch their minds, work together, and tap into their creative flow.

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is to tap your creativity by practicing saying things that are ridiculous. This game also develops teamwork.

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Improv Games For Kids

When speaking to groups about applying improv ideas to business and life, I pretty much always speak to adults. What I find interesting though, is how many people come to me and later and say, “oh, you know that game you had us play? I did that with my kids and they loved it!”

Playing improv games with your kids is a great way to keep them occupied while also teaching them some fundamental skills and helping them develop their creativity. Below are the three games I most often here people tell me that their kids enjoy, along with video clips and explanations:
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