About the Show

“In a World of...Improvised Movie Homages” is a unique show where we use short-form improv games to create long-form improv stories in the style of famous movies.

So how exactly does that work?

Each episode begins with a genre or example movie as a starting point (i..e “Slasher movie like Friday the 13th”). Then the show is divided into two parts: The discussing/prep part and the performance part.

The show is broken into four segments:

  1. Discussing the Genre Tropes - We spend five minutes talking about the tropes, cliches, commonalities, etc. of this type of movie.
  2. Creating the Outline - Once we have the tropes down, we create the outline for our “movie.” We may stray from it (this is improv comedy after all!) but this is the plan going in.
  3. Picking the improv games - We will play one improv game to tell/perform each “Act” of our movie. In this section we discuss and pick what those games are.
  4. Showtime! - Once we have things all hashed out, we jump in and perform the show! We work through the outline and improv games where each individual game has the silliness, energy, and humor of short form improv, but each game is connected with characters, setting, and overall story.

It is creative, funny, and a ton of fun (to play, and hopefully to listen too as well!)

About Your Hosts

Avish Parashar is a professional speaker who uses improv comedy to inspire, educate and inform. He has performed improv comedy for 28+ years and is the author of two books on applying improv to the real world (“Say, ‘Yes, And!’” and “Improvise to Success!”)

Mike Worth is a composer and Emmy award winning orchestrator, having worked on films, television shows, and video games. Mike has written original music for feature films such as Rush Hour 3 (featuring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan), and Ivory.


Recent Episodes:

Engineering Titanium Destiny

In the Style of a Robot Friend Movie like “Short Circuit” or the Iron Giant.” In a World…where some will do anything to create weapons of mass destruction…a lost robot will learn its own way in the world while making friends with a special boy. As long as it can keep away from the people who

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Engineering Titanium Destiny

Invaders

In the Style of a Sci-Fi Horror Action Movie like “Aliens.”In a World…where there is more beyond the stars than man is aware of…or can prepare for, sometimes the most dangerous threats are far closer to home.This show features the improv games Blind Offers, Rashomon, Sound Effects, and Tempo.Note: This is what we call one

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Invaders

Land of the Giant Forest Iguanas – with Guest Rick Horner!

 In the Style of a Planet of the Apes Sci-Fi Movie – with Special Guest Rick Horner! In a World…where humans no longer rule and giant iguanas are the dominant species…a small group of humans will find themselves as the ultimate outcasts, fighting for their own survival and the survival of the human race…This show contains

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Land of the Giant Forest Iguanas – with Guest Rick Horner!

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