My Top 10 Favorite Games – 8 of 10

Connect the Dots It harkens to my long-form days back with my first improv troupe Knock You Socks Off, where the gimmicks of short-form were tiresome and frustrating.  So much of a ‘good’ show was measured by the amount of laughter from an audience and less on the experience of the actors.  Any joke gets old, and by then Quick … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 7 of 10

Greatest Hits Who’s Line is it Anyway?  has become a staple for comedy improv, not only for its clean-cut condensed 30 minute T.V. format, but because it features a couple brilliant musically talented performers.   And every song made up on the spot by Wayne Brady is a god-damn Billboard chart topper.   If only everyone knew how difficult that … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 5 of 10

Dead People It was Ryan Locante that made me love this game.  He was hoisted up by another actor animating his lifeless body. Someone lost control somewhere and he lunged forward, with limp arms and feeble legs.  Once caught, still leaning forward, his eyes bulged out of his shaved head, and he looked like Moby getting kicked in the nuts. … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 4 of 10

Human Prop All audience participation games are great.  In fact, most of our away shows consist of prodding audience members up in front of their peers and making fun of them in some way or another. Human Prop, however, burst the safety bubble of everyone, audience participant or not.   The humor becomes multi-layered; much more complex as both actor … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 3 of 10

Accents I’ve invested money into the ability to mimic and produce the broad spectrum of the human voice.  My acting degree at the University of Utah came with some incredible  vocal coaches.  I’m talking studio-picture level instructors that gave dialect coaching to people of Middle Earth, back in the day.  So Accents, the offend everyone worldwide game, always feels like … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 2 of 10

Indian Poker God, I feel like this is a real cocktail party made manifest, but with more interesting people and their agendas more obvious.   I played this simple card game when I was on camping trips during my days as a Boy Scout. Maybe it’s nostalgic for me, but probably its the poor priceless poker faces that I see … Read More

My Top 10 Favorite Games – 1 of 10

Murder Mystery Some of you might groan at the Quick Wits constant performance of this game, but I love it.  And I could probably play it every day for the rest of my life; preferably in the morning with coffee.   In fact it will be a prerequisite for my wife-to-be that we play this game at any point that … Read More