5: The Awesome Power of Improv with Kate Duffy

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Kate Duffy, my first improv teacher at Second City, joins The Rob Cressy Show to talk about the fun and awesomeness of improv, how it can help you in business, and why you should take action and sign up for an improv class.

In our conversation some of the improv, comedy, and business topics we cover include:

  • The power of YES AND.
  • The skills you learn from improv that help you become more successful.
  • How improv helps you have more fun, listen better, and support others.
  • Kate also shares insight from her journey as a writer and actor that serves as great encouragement for anyone chasing their dream.

As someone who has studied improv and comedy writing at Second City for the last four years I can’t recommend their programs enough. Without a doubt they’ve helped me think better, be more successful at business and building relationships, plus enjoy myself for hours on end. Check out the classes that Second City Chicago offers and when you sign up for a class drop me a line and let me know.



  • I want to hear from you. Did you like this podcast? Is there something that I can improve on? Did this podcast cause you to take action in some way? Hit me up at rob@cressmedia.com or on Twitter @RobCressy and let me know.


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1. Learning at Second City and the Power of YES AND – One of the comedic fundamentals and building blocks for improv. The power of YES AND has a way of completely transforming your outlook on comedy and life.

2. 11 Funny Filters to Write Jokes – Every joke created uses at least one of these 11 funny filters. When writing comedy use these funny filters and you’ll quickly see improvement in your jokes. These come straight from my Writing for The Onion class and Scott Dikkers.

3. 21 Comedy Writing Tips – These comedy principals are building blocks for the rest of your comedy writing and no doubt will help increase the quality of your jokes and writing. These also come straight from my Writing for The Onion class.

4. Follow Rob Cressy on Snapchat – If you are on Snapchat then you need to be following me faster than Antonio Brown can take one to the house. You can also check out my Snapchat Tips & Secrets to Make Your Snaps Stand Out video.

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5. Monday Morning Newsletter Get rid of your case of the Monday’s with Rob Cressy’s weekly Monday Morning newsletter. It’ll give some extra motivation and inspiration to those who strive to do great things.

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