Yes But Why ep 163 Scotty Watson was meant for a life in comedy.
This week’s Yes But Why episode showcases comedy performer, director and teacher, Scotty Watson!
Scotty Watson is the Master Teacher for the improvisational theatre program at ANDTheatre Company in New York City. He has also taught Improv & Advanced Sketch Writing for The Second City NYC. In the past, Scotty is an alumnus of The Second City Canadian National Touring Company and he has performed as an actor Off-Broadway, on television, in feature films and in a popular series of TV commercials!
In this interview, Scotty and Amy really hit it off! Scotty tells Amy about growing up in a funny family, doing a standup tour at 15 and meeting his wife when they acted in a play together! There are some great life lessons shared and a lot of good reflection on the state of the theater industry in the world today. Tune in!
You can read Scotty’s blog at https://www.scottywatsonimprov.com/blog. His book, Scotty Watson’s Improv Tips, is available NOW on Amazon.
Also, as discussed in the episode, here are a few books Scotty suggests for improvisers:
Scotty Watson’s Improv Tips By Scotty Watson & Lemmie Lempert
Process: An Improviser’s Journey By Michael J. Gellman & Mary Scruggs
Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques By Viola Spolin
Handbook of Recreational Games By Neva Boyd
Something Wonderful Right Away: An Oral History of the Second City and the Compass Players By Jeffrey Sweet
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