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In the World of Comedy, Improv May Now Be More Importan…

JASON ZINOMAN Wasson cinematically dashes from era to era, from the Broadway success of Nichols and May to the emergence of the original “Saturday Night Live” cast to the golden age of Chicago improvisation when Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were all cutting their teeth. What mars this book, however, is not its overreaching claims or narrative ambition, but its fuzzy conceptual framework. It’s like a lively scene with great jokes but no direction. Improv comedy is not merely comics making things up on the spot,Read More