Jen and Katrina share things about improv that include caring about the scene using a specific exercise that teaches you to treat a scene like you are performing a play, age and acting and pitching pixels into the void, and things they learnt this week on the internet that could be used on the stage. What's the word of the day? Watch this show to find out.
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Jen: Hello, everyone. This is the world's nerdiest improv show.
Parentheses wness. Parentheses weenus.
Katrina: And we are your hosts. I am Katrina Charles…
Jen: and I'm Jen DeHaan. And I don't know, we're going to talk about
improv stuff, aren't we?
Katrina: We are. We're going to talk about improv stuff. How it relates to
our lives. How? It relates to our lives.
Jen: How it relates to our souls. Oh, we're getting so deep already.
Katrina: We are.
Katrina: You know, this is a very deep show. And if you're not ready for
that, maybe you're not ready for us.
Jen: Wow. Just coming in hot. And our three viewers. If you do not like
the show, you are not ready for us. Aw shoot, we're down to two viewers.
Oh, well, that's okay, we'll gain another viewer or two back one day if we
try hard enough.
Katrina: You know, I'm only about, um. People who get me, you know. If you
if you don't get it, it's okay. You don't have to watch. So we will have
just one viewer and it. And it will be me on another computer.
Jen: Yeah, that's pretty much that's how I get my friends. My friends are
me on another computer. I'm doing like both the roles. It's like, yeah,
I'm sorry. Anyways, if I had to wait for someone to get me to be my
friend, I am. That is why I'm such a lonely. Absolutely.
Katrina: I don't think it's about fully understanding. It's very much
about just trying to understand and being open to understanding. You know,
you don't have to fully, fully get it right off the bat. But it's nice to
like. It's like improv, you know, you just get better at it every time you
Jen: Yeah, I've been waiting to get better at all that stuff. But really,
I think at this point in my life and how old I am, I'll just let the
mystery continue and they'll have to be mystified. I don't get that one,
but she's a bit of a mystery. I'm intrigued enough to stick around. That's
what I'm relying on.
Katrina: Well, that's great.
Jen: Good. How was your week?
Katrina: Oh, you know, my week. Uh. There's a new year. Did you hear?
Jen: I did.
Katrina: Its whole, whole new, whole new year. Yeah. Um, so that was cool.
Um, I, uh. I love New Years.
Jen: Yeah. I like I like New Years as well. Okay. Um, but only because I
got to do some improv. And, uh, how I started off my improv year, uh, was,
uh, breaking my hand in a meditation scene.
Katrina: Okay. I feel like I was there, but if you'd like to go in
Jen: Are you intrigued? Did the mystery reign supreme on that one? Yes.
Uh, I broke my hand in online improv. I'm starting the rumor here. I do
not have confirmation that I've broken said hand, but I'm just rolling
with it and making it a thing I probably have. If the camera can bring it
up. You can see the yellow and brown and purpley knuckles and the bruise
goes through to the other side. So maybe it's broken. And that happened in
online improv. I committed hard, I committed a little bit too hard and
smashed my hand on my desk as I was falling to the floor on purpose and,
uh, had to put on frozen broccoli for the rest. Because as soon as I
realized and look at my hand, I'm like, oh, that's not good. It's purple
and it's starting to grow in size. And, um.
Katrina: Yeah, I do want to say it would be kind of cool if your hand
like, was a green screen.
Jen: Yeah. It is not green screening out. Mm. Interesting. It's not green
Katrina: Enough. Yeah. So what what we're saying is we'll have to do some
more meditation scenes and, and really get that green. Yeah.
Jen: I guess that is what we're saying. Although I am going to say also
online improv can be physical.
Katrina: Very physical, very dangerous. Uh, we sign a lot of disclaimers
and a lot of, uh, you know. Various paperwork. If you're not signing a lot
of paperwork, you're not doing improv.
Jen: No, no. But I will also say, uh, and this is where the improv element
comes into all of this, uh, a point that I would like to make up, not make
up. I'm not making this up. This is actually completely true. Is my first
reaction. You know how we're like, hey, uh, in improv, do your first
honest reaction in a scene like that is something that you've possibly
heard from a teacher, too, and especially if you're trying to play a
grounded individual. What's your honest reaction? My honest reaction to me
realizing that I'd really fucked up my hand, that it wasn't just hurting,
there was something that had actually happened was, well, at least I
fucked up the finger that's already broken. Uh, and I don't henceforth do
not need to really worry about this injury because I busted my hand in
2020 as well. And it's the same. It's the knuckle of the finger that won't
bend anyways. So my first thought was, well, the finger doesn't bend
anyway, so if I fucked up the knuckle, it doesn't really matter because it
doesn't really work as it is first thought.
Katrina: And if we, and if we have any doctors in the chat that would like
to weigh in, please put your put your thoughts in the chat.
Jen: Yes. And on that note, my second thought was I should go get a bag of
ice. Second thought though.
Katrina: And if general people have a or a preference, a preferred ice bag
like Jen said, she chose broccoli. Um, does anyone have a suggestion? Um,
are pea's a little bit better? Who knows? Who knows? Just, uh, chime in in
Jen: I ate the broccoli for dinner that night. Yeah.
Katrina: I mean, you gotta.
Jen: You gotta. Yeah. After it's frozen. Your hand. My hand defrosted the
broccoli. It was practical at that point.
Katrina: Was it good? Did you do anything special with it?
Jen: Uh, no, I didn't, because my hand was busted.
Katrina: Yeah. That's fair.
Yeah. All right, all right. And that was.
Katrina: That was a medical corner on Weenis.
Jen: First time we've done that segment. Do you want to, uh, should we put
some ads on the ads? Uh, ads from our sponsors, which is basically. Yeah,
Katrina: Our ads, our our sponsors. Uh, the way the words, the reason our
show is here.
Jen: The reason our show is here is us. And these are our ads. All right,
I'm gonna roll them.
Katrina: Roll them.
Improviser #1: Well before I started improv, I used to have like a lot of
anxiety around small interactions, like at the grocery store, when the
checkout person would ask me how my day was, I would just clam up.
Improviser #2: I do a lot of public speaking for work, and, uh, it used to
be that I would get up in front of a crowd and everyone would just kind of
look at me. Weird if I said something weird.
Improviser #3: I started improv… I think I was just bored, and I did
theater in high school, and I thought it'd be fun to get kind of back into
it, you know, have something to help me escape the horrors of daily life.
I'm kidding. Little bit.
Improviser #1: And now, after doing improv, I just start talking in a
Western accent. Like, how did Little lady? I love those frozen peas.
Improviser #2: But now. Now I know that at any time I can just bust into
an interpretive dance and people will have to react to that. You know? And
if they don't react in a supportive way, they're just not being a
supportive scene partner. And that's not on me.
Improviser #3: Did it help me escape the horrors? Um, yeah, I would say,
uh, for, for a brief amount of time every week, it does help me escape the
horrors of daily life. Yeah.
Improviser #1: Improv? It changed my life.
Improviser #2: Yeah, improv for sure changed my life.
Improviser #1: See you around, partner. I really love those frozen
burritos. Are these salads? Buy one, get one free because it didn't ring
up that way.
Improviser #3: That all you need? Did it change my life? Um. Yeah. It's
still checking. Still checking if it was a positive.
Improviser #1: I've never been more confident.
Hi, I'm Jan deHaan. Two episodes ago I asked why, when asking for a
suggestion of something found in a kitchen, the spatula is the most common
suggestion. I posited that it was indeed the best suggestion because there
are so many types of spatula. And I know why now, because look at all the
options, all the things people can think of when they think of an item in
the kitchen. My mother, Barb, watched the ad and is a long-time kitchen
dweller but never improviser she told me that my posit was indeed wrong.
Barb suggested, nay informed, that the best suggestion is not the spatula.
Not even close. Barb said the best suggestion for items that might be
found in a kitchen is a pig platter. She said, “look at all the options”,
all the things improvisers can think of when they hear Pig Platter. We
have this big platter that is wooden and looks like a pig. We have. This
smaller platter that is also wooden and it also looks like a smaller pig.
We have this bigger platter than that one that's also wooden. And this pig
platter kind of looks like a rabbit. And that's why, according to Barb,
“Pig Platter” is the best suggestion for items that might be found in a
kitchen. So today I'm Jen deHaan, daughter of Barb. For pig platters.
Things that you might find in Barb's kitchen. Now I have to get these out
of my house.
Jen: Welcome back. Welcome back.
Katrina: Nice pig platters.
Jen: Thank you. Well, they're Barb's pig platters. Yeah. Yeah.
Katrina: Good for Barb.
Jen: Good for Barb. Good for Barb, indeed. Yeah. All right. We've got, uh,
we have soup. We have soup. Soup. This week we are brought to you by soup.
Katrina, could you tell us about, uh, today's soup?
Katrina: Yes. Well, today's soup is a lovely pea soup. We have been
talking a lot about peas today. Actually. Frozen. Frozen or not? Frozen.
Um, but, yes, this is a lovely pea soup with a, I believe, a cilantro, uh,
olive oil drizzle. Mhm. Well, cilantro and an olive oil drizzle. So. Yeah.
Yes. Thank you so much. Soup for for being there for me and the, the
darkest of times.
Katrina: Are you jealous of the pea soup?
Jen: I am jealous of the pea soup. I'm also fixing our set right now to be
fully transparent. Uh, soup. Pea soup has brought me through some dark
times. Uh, indeed. I do also enjoy a pea soup, uh, in the way of fog as
Katrina: Um. Fog?
Jen: Yeah. We were talking about Dark Souls earlier, right? Yeah.
Jen: So if it's foggy, you like to eat pea soup or pea soup brings about
Jen: I think pea soup could bring about the fog, but I just like a general
fog. Pea soup as well. I think it, uh, kind of meshes with the darkness of
my soul a little bit.
Katrina: Is the fog an ingredient. Or like fog is the weather that meshes
with the pea soup.
Jen: You're blowing my mind right now. We are talking about existential
dread, and I think this has continued that theme of our show. And I think
that we are going to continue that theme later on with my share, which is
what's coming up next, which is things that we've seen on the internet.
There we go. All right. Let's go to our slides. This first slide is
brought to us by Katrina I believe it's from Reddit. Why don't you tell us
a little bit about what you found on the internet? That's improv related.
Katrina: Yes. So I found I was looking up articles on how to be a
supportive scene partner, how to continue to grow in being a supportive
scene partner. And I came across this Reddit question, and then this
answer to the Reddit question, uh, stood out to me. Um, and it references
a, an improv teacher who is actually doing some classes at WGIS this
month, I believe. Yeah. Uh, Craig Cackowski. So, um, we, uh, very excited
for those classes, but, uh, basically the comment said that one way or one
exercise to kind of better learn how to support a scene partner is to do
a, like a rehearsed play. So instead of an improv scene, you walk into an
improv scene as if you had memorized lines, as if you had rehearsed the
blocking, if you as if this was a rehearsed play. Um, and what that does
is force you to really add meaning to the lines, um, and make sure to
react to the lines as well. So they're not being trampled over like they
have weight and meaning within the scene, because within a play, every
line means something, you know? Yeah, every, every line drives the story
forward. So looking at improv that way can help you, like connect with
your scene partner. Make sure you're supporting and listening. And, uh,
overall, like you don't have to go for humor all the time. Like, we love a
funny improv scene. Of course. Of course we do. Uh, it's, uh, it's one of
the best things about improv is how funny it is. But also, you can evoke
other emotions from improv, which can actually make scenes funnier if you
if you have like, a very, you know, emotionally invested scene. And then
there's a funny moment, it's going to hit that much harder because you
weren't expecting it.
Jen: Exactly. Like out of nowhere.
Katrina: Yeah, yeah. So, uh, yeah, I really enjoyed just kind of reading a
little bit about that. And I'd love to try this exercise someday and maybe
let us know if you try it. Uh, and all credit to Craig Cackowski.
Jen: Yes. All right. Oh, I forgot, I forgot one thing that we are supposed
Sounds effects: Plugs.
Jen: That was a plug, uh, that you did. So congratulations on that. But I
love that idea. Uh, taking things line by line. Um, but also the thing
that you're bringing up is that it's a very important to care. Uh, you're
saying, like, the vast importance of each line, uh, having those lines
like, we're we're pretending that, uh, that we've rehearsed them in a play
and that we care a lot about those lines because we've rehearsed them so
many times. But adding that element of caring, uh, is something that. This
guy talks about a lot of how important it is to care about your character,
care about your scene partners, and care about what's happening in the
scene. Yeah, I might be paraphrasing completely wrong, but if I am, tell
me in a comment or something. Some kind of engagement. I mean, this is sad
at this point, isn't it?
Katrina: We love engagement.
Jen: We do love engagement. All right. Let's see what's on that next
slide. This is my slide that I've chosen. It's also from Reddit but it's
from a different Reddit. I'm a failed actress and I'm bitter. Uh, I wonder
why that sort of, uh, showed up in my feed. Anyways, um, basically this,
uh, thread, and it's a very active thread if you go find it on Reddit,
there's like 100 and some odd responses to this particular post about I'm
36, I believe they said, I think I can see it there. They're 36 and, uh,
not a commercial success and very bitter about it and feel the stage is
getting further and further away from them and they can never go on to the
stage anymore. But what I really liked about some of the responses to this
thread, uh, we're bringing up very valid points, ones that resonated with
me in improv, which is basically age does not matter, it's just a number.
You can be successful at any age, you can get started at any age. And some
actors are even talking about how, you know, sometimes roles get a little
bit easier because you have less competition as a particular demographic.
So don't give up. And as somebody that has started, I started performing
in my late 30s, uh, not in improv, but performing, um, and it was just
like this, uh, light bulb went off. It was a big moment for me, um, loving
it. And I'm glad that it's in my life, no matter success aside. And that
was another theme that came up in a lot of the responses, was that idea of
just being happy with what you're doing and, um, not really worrying about
success, not worrying about reaction, not worrying about what other people
think, uh, that you have to enjoy it yourself. You have to be doing it for
yourself. You have to be putting in the work and enjoying the work that
you're doing and the outcome of it. And that's the important thing. And
one response really resonated with me as an online person. And the thing
that we're doing right now in this relates completely to what we've been
saying in the show so far. Begging for engagement is that we're just
putting pixels out into the void. It's something I say a lot because we
don't get that interaction, uh, from an audience. We don't see the
reaction when you're doing online improv, you know, sometimes there's
other people in the room, of course, but we don't get that feedback, that
immediate feedback about how we're doing, which is a very important thing
to progress in improv. But when you don't have it, you really have to turn
inward and be happy with what you're doing yourself and the product that
you're putting out, because we don't have that reaction. So that was one
of the responses in the thread that I particularly enjoyed reading,
because it really resonated with me as well. Katrina, what do you think?
Katrina: I love this so much. Um, I think you and I possibly have similar
viewpoints as far as like art, and what we enjoy doing is like we do it
very much for ourselves. And I do have like a lot of friends that you meet
that are very like focused on, you know, I want to get to this by the time
I'm this age or I want to, you know, I've had or like even people I really
admire like musicians and stuff, like, have had interviews that I've read
where they're like, yeah, if I didn't make it by 30, I was gonna quit. And
I'm like, gosh, like, come on. Yeah, like your life doesn't end at an age
until it ends.
Katrina: Not to be like, oh.
Jen: No, like we're really getting existential central now.
Katrina: Oh, gosh. But no, some of, like, the most fun improvisers I've
ever played with are like people who started later in life. And that's.
The beautiful thing about improv is like everyone brings their
perspective. And however, like many experiences I've had to it and um,
like younger, older, everyone has something to say and has brings
something to it. And that's what makes it so fun. So yeah, definitely. I
love the idea of like. More people feeling that way. Yeah. That way.
Jen: But I mean, that's that's so true that we we draw upon our lived
experience, uh, we flash memory to all sorts of things, which gets easier
and easier the more that you do in practice improv and get the reps in.
Um, but, I mean, it's actually quite surprising the things that you do
think of and you do that just suddenly you haven't thought about something
for ten years, and suddenly it's there. And and drawing upon all those
rich experiences helps you as an improviser. So the more years you do
have, I think is is helpful in a lot of ways. Definitely. Yeah. And it
gets for me, it gets all those weird things in there too. It makes me
realize how weird I am. Let's go to the next slide. Speaking of weird,
here's a word of the week. Katrina. Why do we do word of the week?
Katrina: Well, we love a word of the week, so you might be able to use it
in an improv scene. So if you're looking for a fancy, weird little word to
put in that improv scene, here you go.
Jen: Here's where you go. You know, I got a note this week. Uh, or it
wasn't a note. It was just a comment, really, of, um, that they were
trying to analyze my character because I said, I reckon that blah, blah,
blah. So it's like, where is this character from? What era and where do
they live? And I'm just like 2024 Vancouver Island because I use that
phrase all the time. All right. So our word of the week is Flyspeck.
Flyspeck, which refers to a tiny stain, a small stain that could have been
made by insect poop. But it can also just refer to a very small or
insignificant thing. Like my life.
Katrina: Like your what?
Jen: Like my life. I'm continuing on the existential dread of a pea soup.
Katrina: Episode three. Everyone.
Jen: Oh, yeah. Soup.
Katrina: No holds. No holding back. I did get that.
Jen: You did get that?
Katrina: Yeah, I did get the soup reference.
Jen: You got the soup reference? Yeah. And I put the soup sound on as well
because I made a soup reference.
Katrina: I appreciate it. I couldn't hear it, but I knew what you did.
Jen: Oh good. You saw me go for the button. Yeah. Soup. Soup. Yeah. Yes.
It is. Good. Uh, the word posit was another one that I put into the add
that that one just came out of my mouth and in the moment. And. Yeah,
putting interesting words into a scene is something that many improv nerds
seem to enjoy. Yeah.
Katrina: I love a good weird word.
Jen: Thank you. I appreciate it for sure. All right, we're on to scene.
Sprinkles: Season with specifics… from anywhere that means anywhere on the
internet. Um, and seeing what we're referring to here is the fact that it
is good. It is good practice to be looking around the world, looking
around all the media sources for things that might, uh, inspire scenes or
be added to scenes, facts, interesting bits, little factoids that we can
add as facts.
Katrina: Flyspecks Of information.
Jen: Yes. Small. Insignificant. I guess it could be significant. It could
be. Yeah. All right, let's see what we got here. Our first one. Katrina.
Katrina: Yes. So this is a TikTok I found. Um, so credit to Professor Neil
on TikTok. Uh, but I found it interesting because it's all about, like,
how we perceive drawn art. Like, to simplify it. Um, so basically, uh, he
talks about Scott Mccloud's picture plane, which basically, um, it it's a,
it's a triangle. And up here you have abstraction, realistic and, uh, like
graphic art and all art kind of falls within somewhere around there. Um,
but when it comes to like comic books, uh, which is where the conversation
kind of started, um, it was brought up that, uh, Spider-Man actually was
intended to have a red and black costume. Did you know that?
Jen: I did not.
Katrina: I did not know that. But it was misinterpreted because the
shadowing done in the comic book was blue or highlight. I guess it was
blue, um, which is common in comic books, like I used to read, you know,
Archie Comics a lot, and they always, like, had a, like, a blue shine in
Veronica's hair, you know? Yeah. Um, and so it was misinterpreted enough
that they eventually just made his costume. Outfit. Red and blue. Isn't
Jen: That is pretty wild.
Katrina: So it just kind of goes into, like, how we perceive art. And, um,
like, is Charlie Brown's hair like one long piece of hair, or is it a bit
like, does it represent a tuft of hair? And then the problems that
creates, when we do try to like create a medium or like move it, move
medium. So if it like was moved to a 3D medium, like someone has to decide
whether it's a tuft of hair or one like long strand of hair kind of thing.
So it was just kind of like about perception and art, and I thought it was
really interesting because like. That kind of ties together with improv in
the sense of like. We can both watch the same scene and get something out
of it. Completely different. Yeah. Um, so I just thought that was cool.
Jen: And then also like the interpretation, all of our interpretations are
completely different based on that lived history and how long it might be.
Uh, going back to that one for a second. Um, and then it's listening so
intensely to, you know, under to understand your scene partner's
interpretation of perhaps something that you just dropped and whether or
not you're on the same page or you need to kind of figure out, oh, you
kind of took it that way, I might have taken it. That way, a different
way. You know, I'm also thinking about, first of all, this, uh, media
share is going to titillate a whole lot of nerds out there. I think improv
nerds like comic books, but also but also the discord that would generally
ensue after some of those decisions are made, at least about, you know,
Charlie Brown's hair. I can imagine, you know, there's camps on either
side about whether or not it's a single strand or a tuft and, and just
the, the furor that could occur, uh, once that decision had been made by
some poor 3D artist. Or their boss. Yeah. But we won't talk about improv
discord at the moment. How about we go to the next slide? What else do we
have? Oh yes okay. This one's this one's going to take this one takes a
little bit of a walk uh from facts. But there are some facts in there. So
this TikTok that I was watching, uh, brought up that the, uh, fact that,
uh, being in a cult, uh, can actually rewire your brain neurologically. So
if you are in a cult or any kind of fundamentalist, uh, say religion group
or whatever, uh, from a younger age or any age, it will actually rewire
your neurons. And the way that this is or the reason that this is
important is because, uh, people who are in a cult or in some of these
groups, uh, whatever belief system it might be, uh, do not know that
they're, you know, separate or weird or, you know, that they've been
rewired. They fully believe that, uh, reality to them. Uh, so I found that
this was, uh, particularly interesting because I've been in a couple
scenes lately that have taken place within cults. And the direction for
these scenes were just. All of you believe this, right? Like no one thinks
it's weird. This is your actual reality. And I thought so. Therefore it
kind of relates to improv in a way to remember who your character is and
what their point of view is and what their belief system is. And a lot of
times, even in a weird world, they believe that this is all completely
true, real and grounded. And that's how wild worlds can be grounded in
nature. Everybody believes that that is true. So that was sort of the
improv thing that I took from this particular TikTok that I watched. And
also there is a lot of science behind it. If you do a Google search, you
can find a lot of scientific articles about the actual neurological
rewiring of people in these belief systems from especially from an early
Katrina: Wow. That's. I mean, that kind of. That feels like something I
already knew, but I didn't know. You know what I mean? Like, uh. So yeah.
That's cool. Yeah, it's cool to have confirmation.
Jen: I think I'd heard it as well. I hadn't looked up the science. I did
look up the science before, or at least I browsed through some of it
before bringing it here. But, um, yeah, I think this one was a little bit
more of a making me think about instead of a fact or a specific fact that
I could sprinkle into a scene, just a improv context, because improv nerd,
Katrina: Yeah, definitely. And I think I was in one of those cult scenes
with you, and it was very like a challenge to completely take on a
different viewpoint of the world and just fully accept without being kind
of an outsider. Because I kind of I tend to do that in scenes where I'm
like, oh, I'm an outsider observing, but like, I need to like, that's
something I would want to work on. Is, is being like, fully immersed,
fully committing? And that that is a challenge. But, um, it does kind of
kind of help just to be like, no, this this person fully believes in this
reality and get into that head space. So that's pretty cool.
Jen: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, not a different type of grounding. Yeah.
Katrina: Not cool that cults exist, but cool brain knowledge to know.
Jen: Cool brain knowledge to know. I love that.
Katrina: What’s that saying of like the brain's the only organ that can
learn about itself?
Katrina: That weird?
Jen: I guess that's good, because I wouldn't want my skin to become self-
Katrina: Yeah. Then I would know what I'm putting on it at night. And
yeah, it would be like, no, don't do that.
Jne: Yeah, I'd have a few words for us I think. Submit to witness. Submit
Katrina: Not like a cult way.
Jen: Not a cult way.
Katrina: Like in an information way.
Jne: Yes. And would you like to talk to us and send us? You can send us,
uh, stories. You can send us articles. You can send us something that
you'd like to share, like a video clip or whatever, just to our websites.
There you can find all the information and a contact form if you want to
get in touch with us. All right. Get in touch with us. Katrina, how are
Katrina: I'm good.
Jen: Excellent. Yes. Um, should we do our final segment?
Katrina: Well, yeah.
Jen: All right.
Katrina: I guess so.
Jen: I guess so let's do it. All right, let me see. Can I find the button?
Let's see if I can find the button. It's right here. And. Oh, my God, it's
actually not working right now.
Jen: Noooooo. Oh, no. How do we get it to work?
Katrina: I don't know.
Jen: I'm just gonna see if I can get our backup here to work. See, this is
very poor. Poor, um, production value right now. I don't even think I have
it, so we're going to have to do, I think a manual, a manual like
representation of. The changing of the Will. Hines I'm sorry. It's manual.
And here we go. That at least worked, didn't it? We have a new photo.
Katrina: Very nice. Yeah.
Jen: That was unsettling to me. I'm not going to lie.
Katrina: Mm. I'm sorry.
Katrina: I think the thing is, you they don't even. The viewers don't even
know that they're missing anything if we don't tell them.
Jen: Well, we did tell them and acted like it was a very high level of
detail to. Oh, I really I really messed up right now. And you're really
missing out because this was big, and now it's small and tiny.
Katrina: Yeah, it was really, really big. And you missed out on a whole
Jen: Well, they'll have to come and watch us next week.
Katrina: We'll have to or watch last week's.
Jen: Or watch last week's or the week before the two first shows in which
it did work.
Katrina: It did work.
Jen: But not today.
Katrina: We're not lying. It's there.
Jen: It is there. So come watch us next week, please. Um. Please.
Jen: Oh, sorry.
Katrina: Do we have some plugs?
Jen: Oh, we do have plugs. Good remembering. What's your plug?
Katrina: I had none, I just wanted to ask.
Katrina: I mean, I guess, um, again, I can plug that. We do have a TikTok.
We. I don't know if we posted on it yet. Have we posted on it yet.
Jen: On the TikTok? Yes we have.
Katrina: Okay. We have. Yeah. Um, it's @WNimprovshow. Um, and we are
trying to get to 1000 followers so we can stream our show on TikTok. Yeah.
And you know, someone can send us a weird flower emoji.
Jen: Yes. And I think we have, uh, probably about 998 followers to go
because, uh, Katrina and I are, are following us, but I don't don't know
if there's anyone else following us. Oh, uh, Katrina just, uh, got so, so
sad that, uh, that, um, that we don't have enough followers. That Katrina
just bolted right out of the studio.
Katrina; Bolted like that. I ceased to exist. Um, well, I was going to say
maybe, um. We should. Oh, am I frozen now? Okay.
Jen: No, you're. There you go.
Katrina: Okay, there we go. I'm here, I'm here. Um, I was going to say
maybe we should. We should have an incentive. If people do follow us. Um,
I'll say if we reach a thousand followers, I will, um, I will do a one-
hour Asmr livestream on our channel.
Jen: Oh my God. Okay, you have to follow us now. Please follow us, because
I want to go to that. I want to hear that. I want it will be.
Katrina: It will be slightly improv-based. Okay.
Jen: Excellent improvised Asmr. I think probably most of it is, to be fair
Katrina: Yeah, yeah, to be fair.
Jen: Okay. All right. Well, I will plug a WG improv School.com. We have a
new program called labs. And labs is a class and a show hybrid series. So
you actually get to come onto this channel and do a show. It will be
streamed. And, um, it's going to be a lot of fun. Uh, we have a montage,
uh, pulling premise. We have Billy Merritt doing a podcast which will be
released as a podcast, and I'm doing something called an Improvised
Morning Show, and it's going to be using a non-zoom format to stream, so
it's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what people do.
Katrina: Very cool. Very cool.
Jen: Yeah. All right. Do you wanna roll some credits?
Katrina: Guess so. We should roll some credits. Thank you so much for
Jen: Thanks for watching. Uh, here we go in the credits.
Katrina: Oh, look. It's me.
Jen: Yeah, and it's me. And it's. If we have guests, we'll have, uh,
guests. Uh, that would be good. If we have guests, we have guests.
Katrina: But when we have guests someday.
Jen: Oh, boy. Here we go. Uh. Thank you. WG Improv School and go to
Ween.is. All right, that's us. Have a good week and blackout.
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