I’ve been rereading some of my Improv books.
This weekend it was GURU: MY DAYS WITH DEL CLOSE by Jeff Griggs.
1. Jeff Griggs is the kind of improviser I want to be when I grow up.
2. The way Del’s life intertwines with popular culture at large falls somewhere between Forrest Gump and the Da Vinci Code.
3. While sometimes I worry that I’m a little harsh on students, I’m always reassured by the fact that I’ve never told a student to sew her vagina shut.
4. Quote: “Laughter is a response to a gestault formation where two previously incompatible or dissimilar ideas suddenly form into a new piece of understanding. The energy release during that reaction comes out in laughter.” (p41)