"Improv is such an incredible art form, and the only one where the process is the actual product. Every night we get to write, direct and star in our own play. And like plays, they can be funny, sad, dramatic, absurd, linear, non-linear, thematic based, premise driven, tackle important issues, non-important issues, it can be meta, non-meta, interactive, non-interactive, in English or not in English. We can play humans, birds, or anything in-between, play 1 character each, or 20, maybe there’s a narrator, maybe not," Balloch tells me.
"That's what keeps it fresh for me. I think so many people hear 'improv show' and think 'comedy games'. Or worse, say 'I’ve seen improv, and I don’t like it', which is like saying 'I’ve seen a stand-up show, and I didn’t like it, so now I don’t like comedy'. As long as we’re making it up, it’s improv. Everything else is up for grabs. That almost limitlessness will always keep me coming back - and hopefully the audience too."
|The Sparrow Men: Andy Balloch and Marcus Willis|
Season: 27 January - 4 February | 7.30pm
Tickets: $22 Full | $20 Conc
Bookings: Midsumma Festival