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New Realities In a Post-Oscar Nominations World

In a world where the 2014 Oscar nominations have been announced – by Thor himself, for the love of a Marvel God – some new realities have established themselves. Welcome to this brand new dimension where… Jordan Catalano is a [more]

January 17, 2014 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

7 Ways Improv Makes Me a Better Parent

While it seems like just yesterday, my adorable daughter arrived and made a mom out of me nearly a year ago. I consider it a gift to her that she has a charming, hilarious improv actor for a mom, although [more]

October 30, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

9 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Flying

No matter how many years into the future we currently are*, many people still fear the wonder that is human flight. Beyond the perils of overpriced tickets, baggage fees, delays, tiny seats and hoards of people, there is the intense [more]

September 19, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

CPS Safe Passage: The Hidden Dangers

Despite recent tragic events near some of the designated Safe Passage routes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is confident the controversial program allows Chicago Public Schools students to “think of their studies and not their safety.” Do not be fooled, children. There [more]

August 28, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

How to Worship NKOTB as an Adult

The year: 1986.  Ronald Reagan is president.  Haley’s Comet pays our solar system a visit.  Pope John Paul II pisses off Catholics everywhere by saying that Judaism is a-okay.  And an epic force makes its way onto the music scene. [more]

August 19, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

What Does an Improv Career Cost?

So you want to be a professional improviser? Unfortunately, that’s rarely a “real” job.  There are certainly jobs that improv leads to, and there are jobs that require improvisation – like the time between 8am and 5pm when you play [more]

August 2, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Words