A Birthday Letter
Old men's jokes, Swedish traditions, a Bulgarian polyphonic wonder
“Who wants to live to be ninety?” asks Keith Johnstone. “Answer: an 89-year-old!”
I don’t know what word to use for Johnstone – teacher? guru? holy fool? He’s the originator of most of modern comedy improvisation, but if you read his books from a certain angle, they are a thinly disguised set of tantric teachings, derived from sheer necessity in order to…
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