Tuesday, March 12, 2013

John Mayer Bloomberg

This is part of a series highlighting the improv teams performing in the 2013 Festival. Keep checking here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn all about our upcoming performers.

1) What makes your team unique?
Our founding fathers, John Mayer and Michael Bloomberg, had a vision for an improv group that would bring together cool vibes and a fierce, kinetic spirit, and then regulate both so as to limit the amount that the general populace could intake at one time—with the idea that, in the grand scheme of things, this would be better for everyone involved. In sum, we would like to think that we draw on a rich tradition of big city governance and playful, no-nonsense riffs—soothing and familiar, while at the same time off-putting and unsettling. But, honestly, we’re just here to have fun and make this world a better place for our children and our children’s children. Beyond that, we would say that the next round of children should probably start figuring stuff out for themselves. After all, we can only reasonably be asked to be responsible for two generations of self-entitled, do-nothing teenagers.

 2) Do you know what games / forms you plan on doing for the festival?
 Long form based on your musical tastes. Mocking of your iPod playlists will be minimal, but only due to a time constraint.

3) How long has your team been working together?
 Most of us met in October. As a group of just us six? About a month and a half.

4) What life lessons do you think there are to be learned from improv?
In what other way could 6 very different people in a huge city create a group dedicated to making each other laugh on a weekly basis? If you spend your time laughing and thinking about how fun and funny life is, don’t you just feel better? Also, you may improv in groups, but ultimately you die alone.

John Mayer Bloomberg will perform on Saturday, April 6 at the Thumbs UPstate Improv Festival

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