| "For me it was more about being brave, |
which is being scared as shit
but doing it anyway with the result of flying."
- Susan Messing
Do you ever hear the ugly "You suck" monster whispering in your head during a show? Or are you past that?
Are there any skills or techniques that you’re working on right now?
I just saw TJ and Dave for the first time last weekend. I think they personify your point exactly.
having more fun than anyone
PAM: Well said.
I can't wait to see Messing with a Friend when I'm in Chicago this summer. [In the weekly show Messing with a Friend, Susan invites one of her fabu improviser buddies to do a series of two-person scenes based on a single suggestion. The Annoyance website promises it is “a joyful, uncensored, and improvised romp through hell.” How delicious does that sound?]
PAM: Is there anybody who hasn’t yet done Messing with a Friend who you’d really love to get?
PAM: Well, I for one hope Harold Ramis never “messes” with you.
SUSAN: The Playboys (Kate Duffy, Rachael Mason, and me) perform every third Sunday of the month at The DeMaat Theatre at The Second City. We are the most hateful loving hateful loving people I know onstage. Rabid ferrets. No form - maybe it looks like a form to someone, just not to us.
|Kate Duffy, Susan Messing and Rachel Mason|
of The Playboys at the CIF 2012
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Pitts
PAM: And how can improvisers keep up to date on how they can take classes with you?
If you're in Chicago and you'd like to bask in the glow of Susan Messing,
you can see her in
Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre
The Playboys at The Second City.