110 - Mentorship

July 5, 2017

This week Rob and Adam discuss the importance of mentorship in the community: what to look for in a mentor, how to connect with possible mentors, and how to be a valued protege.  Also discussed: the giant duck, Rob's new favourite tea, and shout-outs to important mentors from the early days.


111 - Coachless

July 12, 2017

Again and again, you constantly hear about the importance of having a coach.  Which is all good if you're rehearsing in major improv cities with thousands of other comedians.  But what do you do if you live in a smaller community?  This week Rob and Adam navigate different options for building incredible troupes without the guidance of a professional coach.


112 - Greedy (In a Nice Way)

July 19, 2017

As performers we are inherently greedy for stage time.  We have to be.  It's competitve in an improv show.  Lots of people vying for attention with competing narratives.  This week Rob and Adam gives tips on how to maximize your time onstage (in a nice way).


10 - Acting

July 26, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES!  Rob and Adam discuss truth, believability, and acting for an improv stage.  Adam provides some excellent insight into how to maintain stakes but still play within a comedic premise.  Passive-aggressive burns: 8 (with a few personal hurtful jabs that go too far).  Music by the Brunswick Project.  Got a question?  Try us on Twitter @thebacklinepod.