Episode 431. TJ And Dave

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PasquesiYou may not have heard of them but TJ & Dave are the gods of improvisation, and they’ve written a book about what they do called Improvisation at the Speed of Life. Dave Pasquesi (who you may recognize from the films Groundhog Day and Angels and Demons, or as Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’s ex-husband on Veep), talks about what the new book both is and isn’t, about his new Chicago venue The Mission Theatre, and confesses the difficulty of recalling every performance, the beauty of trusting the performers, the many kinds of improvisation, the variety of expectations, the power of tension, and the existential weirdness of watching the thing you’re actually busy improvising. (Length 21:49)