106 - A Week in the Life of an Improv Show

June 7, 2017

This week, Rob and Adam go behind the scenes of MANTOWN: The Improvised Frat Party to learn what it takes to produce a sold-out improv show.  This episode follows a week of radio diaries from Sharjil Rasool, LeeLee Miller, Noemi Salamon, Andrew Bushell, Geoffrey Cork and the Dean of MANTOWN, Rob Baker.  You'll experience producing an improv show from the cloudy beginnings of its inception to preparation to show day. Also Patio Lanterns by Kim Mitchell.


108 - Showmanship

June 22, 2017

No matter how hard you work, you can only get so good at improvising scenes.  At a certain point it feels like it's impossible to get any better.  This week, Rob and Adam give a list of simple tips to improve your performance - without technique.  Good ole fashion showmanship to give your scenes some much deserved polish. Charm, swagger, and strategize your way to success.


109 - Our Favourite Shortform Games

June 29, 2017

While The Backline spends tons of time discussing concepts related to longform improvisaiton, Rob and Adam both started in shortform.  This week: Pillars, Pan Left, roast jokes, set-ups, and best practices when performing a shortform show!