As an improviser I'm now pretty comfortable with trios, so I'm thinking of working up to quartets.
The day of the great jazz improviser who doesn't know how to read music is over.
I think for anyone - male or female - in improv, the biggest thing to get over is the fear. I think every improviser has that.
We're lucky enough, especially in these 'Madagascar' films, to be working with some of the best people in the industry, who are not only great actors, but great comedians and improvisers and filmmakers. And they then become a part of creating their characters.
When you hear Bach or Mozart, you hear perfection. Remember that Bach, Mozart and Beethoven were great improvisers. I can hear that in their music.
Vince Vaughn is a master improviser.
Coming out of Dallas and doing commercial work in Dallas - if you had improv background in Dallas, then you were instantly shot to the top of the list of commercial bookings because they loved improvisers because you could elevate the material.
Italians are great improvisers. If something unforeseen happens, they throw up their hands, and they adjust.
I think not every improviser is a good stage actor. Certainly not every stage actor is a good improviser.
I've always been an improviser. I was one before I knew even what the word was... And acting, that I've been doing since I was 5.
You have to know composition to be a good improviser.
John Hughes loved improvisers.
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