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Dear best improv friends,

I hereby bestow another online improv newsletter upon you. Greetings! 

Lots has happened this year, tons of changes, and I'm sure we'll see that again in 2024. What do you have planned, or want to see changed?

The online improv community is filled with smart, interesting people. I hope to see many of you, hear from you, or even do some stuff together. Tell me what's up by replying to this message! You can also send me links to improv articles or podcasts I should mention in the next newsletter anytime.

Podcasts & Articles

Released a new show called World's Nerdiest Improv Show (WNIS) (weenis) with Katrina Charles. I'm using an immersive environment I built from scratch, and featured a few of the new features of our "studio" in the Dec 21st show (there are more! That TV in the background can resize and hold a guest.. like YOU).

Check it out on YouTube, see what you think.

This show will become much more interactive - LIVE - soon. We're just getting used to the tech (me: pushing buttons to control all the bits while we do the show). But expect to be able to engage with us live in the upcoming weeks as I add those features.

WNIS Show page:


Another episode of the Neurodiversity & Improv podcast is up on my Substack

Ep 6 Masking and Improv: Peas in a Pod Scenes

This episode covers the intersection of masking and peas in a pod scenes in improv, after a bit of an infodump about what masking is, and why we do it. I hope it makes sense.

Neurodiversity Show page (with subscribe box):

I feel pretty bad because I forgot to mention the Jock Doc podcast in the previous newsletter. This episode I was a guest in was released shortly before I sent it out. But better late than never?

So... HERE IT IS and you should check this ep out (and their other fun eps and Patreon, of course) that features a whole bunch of characters along with Dr. London & Cameron.

234. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome/Ronda Rutherford (feat. Jen deHaan)

Listen as Dr. London Smith (.com) and his producer Cameron discuss Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome with special guest Ronda Rutherford (Jen deHaan). 

Last one... I wrote an article version of the Masking and Peas in a Pod episode. It's kind of different from the podcast - I removed some podcast stuff, added new stuff. And kind of cleaned up some ideas. Clarified. You know, that whole "hate being misunderstood" thing I guess.

Find it below:

Neurodiversity & Improv: Masking and Peas in a Pod Scenes
This article derived from the notes made for episode six of my Neurodiversity and Improv podcast. You can listen to the original podcast using the player below. For more information…
Classes & Practices

This is an online improv class!

Only Characters Point of View Drills - know and play character game, drills to discover POV fast and get in character's head not yours as bullets. One Day Workshop. February 11, 10am-12pm PT, online class for $30. Photo of Jen - white middle age woman short brown hair and glasses. Link to class at

Characters Only: Point of View Drills 

A solid POV will help you play your character’s game. Learn who your character really is and what they really think, quickly, near the top of the scene.

In this class you will do drills that help you practice establishing and communicating your character POV in different ways. Then get reps doing this in scenes.

You will learn to get into your character’s head quickly so you can get out of yours.

WHEN: Sunday Feb 11, 10am-12pm PT

Sign up:

If you like fun, and you like improv, these classes are for you. Help? Questions? More info? What would you like to learn in some other class, maybe? Took/saw a class at WGIS that you'd like run again? Reply to this email with a message!

WGIS Class Update

Welcome to this section of the newsletter that has more classes.

Hello, you.

There are 2024 classes at World's Greatest Improv School (WGIS) (Weegis) that were listed on a webpage and also some of them below. If you have ANY questions about these classes, click reply and let me know.

January 2024

  • Monday Jan 8, 11am PT: Online Bitness - January (various). Link
  • Monday Jan 8, 5pm PT: Level 2: Organic Core (Jake Regal). Link
  • Saturday Jan 13, 10am PT: Only Stranger Scenes (Sarah Claspell). Link
  • Wednesday Jan 17, 11am PT: Level 3: Premise Core (Sarah Claspell). Link
  • Thursday Jan 18, 11am PT: Podcast Forms for Audio Delivery (Billy Merritt). Link
  • Sunday Jan 28, 8am PT: The Improviser's Checklist (Kevin Mullaney). Link
Online Improv Jams
Upcoming Improv Jams

FINAL Weegis Jams of 2023! 

Remember to support the schools/orgs who host any free jams (etc) you attend by going to the odd class at the school or with the host. Supporting their work keeps the jams running and/or free!

All of the following JAMS are at: Zoom link

  • Friday Dec 29, 11am PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting). 
  • Friday Dec 29, 5pm PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting, maybe me).
  • Friday Jan 5, 11am PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting).
  • Friday Jan 5, 5pm PT: WGIS Long Form Jam (someone is hosting, maybe Adam).

Got one to mention in the next newsletter? You can submit it now. Online. Using this form.

Improv Livestreams
Free Improv Livestreams

Check out these upcoming livestreams. ALL of the following livestreams are at the World's Greatest Improv School (WGIS) (weegis) TWITCH (use that link right there) unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday Dec 27th, 7pm PT: Weegis Online Team Big Tall Energy Show on Weegis Twitch.
  • Thursday Dec 28th, 6:30pm PT: World's Nerdiest Improv Show (WNIS) (weenis) on Weegis Twitch.
  • Friday Dec 29th, 4pm PT: Weegis Online Team does an Improvised Podcast on Weegis Twitch.
  • Friday Dec 29th, 8pm PT: WizWorld LIVE on Twitch.
  • Wednesday Jan 3rd, 7pm PT: Weegis Online Team Big Tall Energy Show on Weegis Twitch.
  • Thursday Jan 4th, 6:30pm PT: World's Nerdiest Improv Show (WNIS) (weenis) on Weegis Twitch.
  • Friday Jan 5th, 4pm PT: Weegis Online Team does an Improvised Podcast on Weegis Twitch.
  • Friday Dec 22nd, 8pm PT: WizWorld LIVE on Twitch.

Got one to mention in the next newsletter? You can submit it now. Online. Using this form.

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Obligatory facts section

Island Records was founded in 1959. and its name was inspired by the Harry Belafonte song "Island in the Sun". Belafonte's last concert was in October 2003 at the Atlanta Opera, about 6 weeks before Hoobastank released The Reason on Island Records.

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my warmest of regards and salutations,


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