Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy

The Harold

  • Authors
  • Matt Fotis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matt Fotis
    Pages 1-22
  3. Matt Fotis
    Pages 49-80
  4. Matt Fotis
    Pages 81-108
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-218

About this book


Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.


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