January 10, 2017
The Improvisors is a “short-form” improv comedy show, similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
The show consists of performers who create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, in the style of short-form improv games. Topics for the games are based on either audience suggestions or predetermined prompts from the host.
The number and type of games played vary from episode to episode. However, some games become more common over time, while others fade from use. New games are created throughout the show’s run. Some games, such as “Tag”, are based on traditional improv games, while others are uniquely created for the series.
While all games are designed to test the performer’s improvisational skill, some also test other skills, such as singing or doing impressions.
Some games require suggestions or topics. The host sometimes calls to the audience for suggestions that a game requires, while for other games this information is given by the host, or is submitted by the audience in advance, and chosen from those submissions.