The Calgary Improv School is a joint creation of The Kinkonauts and Obviously Improv. We are now accepting registration in the following courses in October & November! All classes will take place in our Lab at 112 16th Avenue N.W. Level A: Improv Foundations: This beginner level class is great for those new to improv or for those looking for a… Read more →
The Kinkonauts are Back Baby! Following an extremely successful 2013-2014 season, we are back for their first show week of the season September 24 – 27 and we couldn’t be more excited! But let’s just stop for a second and take a moment and reminisce about all the fun things we did last season…. We played with many new formats… Read more →
Episode 20 – Magic vs. Science
Guest: The Harveys
Host Rob Janowski sits down with Harvey Studios executives Christine Harvey and Michael Harvey to discuss magic, science, and how they’re basically the same thing anyway. Or as Arthur C. Clarke probably said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
This closes out our first season of the Improv vs. Metaphor podcast… bud don’t worry, Season Two starts very soon!
Episode 19 – Video Games vs. Board Games
Guest: Paul Saxberg
Hosts Rob Janowski and Owen Chan sit down with Paul “2012 Canadian Game Design Award Winner” Saxberg to discuss the ever shrinking gulf between games we play on coffee tables, on tablets, and on stage. Is short-form improv more or less like Parcheesi than RISK? Is long-form improv more or less like Sorry (it is in Canada, anyway) or Balderdash or Minecraft? Should they make another movie adaptation of DOOM? No really though. All these questions and more will be answered between the lines in the episode, because none of them really directly come up. Join us! Read more
Episode 18 – Married vs. Single
Guest: Jason Lewis
Hosts Rob Janowski and Owen Chan invite married man Jason Lewis to discuss a topic close to their hearts: relationship status. Yes, it’s complicated, but so is their relationship to improv. Is improv best if you keep it open and mess around, or does it need you to put a ring on it? These men of varying marital status (married, engaged, dating) will probably get into trouble with their respective important women: Jason’s wife, Owen’s fiance, and Rob’s mom. Just kidding! Rob’s mom is super nice, guys.