Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Improv World Cup Hooligan

People think the world of improv is all good clean wholesome fun, and that may have been true in the mid to late nineties, but there has been a dark shadow creeping in the last few years. A note to all the fans who will be converging in Deutchland for the WM of Improv in 2006: consider yourself warned about the improv hooligan.

They will be easy to spot, with their body paint, flag waving and beer soaked "funny" hats. They are the ones yelling "dildo" as a suggestion every chance they get. This group of die-hard fans take it all far too seriously, using the event as an excuse to "fuck shit up".

Unfortunately, over the last few years their antics have been getting more frequent, and more importantly, more violent. Fortunately when groups of hooligans from rival teams do end up fighting it is in slow motion and using mimed weapons. The police are informed and a special unit has been formed to crack down on the ring leaders. Even still, there was an incident several weeks ago where a hooligan was fatally wounded... it took almost 17 hours for him to die, and that was after delivering six monologues and acting out his soul floating up to heaven. Witnesses on the scene were horrified.

It is a shame that a few bad apples have to spoil the batch. But we must stand up against this mockery of mockery. We cannot sit back and let the bad apple continue to spoil; we, as the batch of not-spoiled-apples, have a responsibility. If you do run into a holligan at the WM of improv, the best thing you can do is just walk away, ignore them, don't give them the chance. At this point, if you can muster up the nerve, simply say "Save it for the stage!" in a stern, yet comforting voice.

Please enjoy the games responsibly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on, I say, right on! Stand up for class in Improv!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous PB said...

Derek, I just checked your schedule and you haven't even started yet. Good lord, what have you been doing? The cup looks great from here. The matches have been RIPPING!

5:24 PM  

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