Singing for Improvisers

Here are a few quick tips on singing, specifically for non-singers. The #1 Rule – Sing Strong and Commit Sing at a volume level that feels strong, but don’t overdo it. Push your belly out when you sing (ie. use your diaphragm). Just commit to it and do your best. It’ll be funnier and it’ll sound better. Pitch Doesn’t Really Matter… Read more →

Jason, Josh & Kendra


Recent work by Angela Duckworth indicates that the leading predictor of success in fields as varied as school, sales, and the military is grit–the ability to stick with a long-term goal despite significant obstacles. Educators know this, my friend Pat, a teacher said of one his students “I have no idea how smart this kid is. He does well but it’s because he… Read more →

the hill

Covy on “The Hill”

The Kinkonauts Covy Holland was able to work with some amazingly talented Calgary artists from improv companies like Loose Moose and Dirty Laundry on their CBC Comedy Coup project “The Hill”. Help support Calgary artists and give these guys your votes! Read more →

Invention vs. Discovery

Last year, Dream Toast coach Owen Chan had us do an interesting exercise. We did two person scenes and when he saw a certain something, he would edit them and the next two person scene would begin. None of us improvisers knew exactly what that something was. After 15 minutes and many scenes he finally let us in on the secret.… Read more →

Nicole Zylstra and Covy Holland

Being Nicole Zylstra – Start Thinking Clearly

Start Thinking Clearly I decided to buy an e-reader for my birthday. I went into Chapters and found someone to explain them all to me. I decided on the one that had the best features for what I wanted that was within the budget I had set. All done! Except then I hesitated. I went through all the specs again.… Read more →