I did it. I really did it.
I participated in an improv show at the National Comedy Theatre (NCT). And it was AWESOME!
The one and only Dorian Lenz: improv extraordinaire
Why, you may ask, would I do something as "suicidal" as this? Well, there are a couple of answers to that question. 1) Heath is already a part of the NCT team, in case you didn't know, so he was my inspiration. 2) They offer workshops for anyone who wants to give it a go. 3) Improv looks like a blast! And the most important reason, 4) I get embarrassed of just about anything I say to another person and this was a way to get over my fears of saying something stupid. So, there you have it!
A photo montage of my wonderful, funny, talented teammates in action.
Sure, I still get my nervous laughs. Sure, I still get a little embarrassed. This fear still needs to be conquered, but I no longer get that heart pumping (negative), breath taking (also negative), chest pain inducing anxiety that I used to. What a relief!!! I would recommend this to ANYONE -shy or outgoing. You meet great people, feel more confident in your blunders, and have lots and lots of fun. Oh! And the best part is...you don't even have to be funny, which was great for me. Go figure!
Seriously though, you should check it out. In fact, their next Level 1 workshop starts on Tuesday, May 3. Check it out! You'll be glad you did.